Sharifs’ Raiwind land Punjab govt stoped from cancelling transfer

Observer Report

A Lahore court stopped the Punjab government from cancelling the transfer of 127 kanals of land belonging to the Raiwind residence of the Sharif family on Thursday.

The Punjab Revenue Department was ordered to transfer the land back to the Punjab government. The court approved the stay order and summoned all parties to the case on April 27.

The court of civil judge Faheem ul Hassan Shah issued the stay order after Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Yousuf Abbas Sharif and other members of the Sharif family, through their lawyers, approached the court.

The Sharif family’s legal counsel, Kamran Bashir Mughal, said the Sharif family are joint owners of 1,580 kanal of land in Jati Umrah. He said out of this, land spread over 400 kanals were used for residential purposes while the remaining 1,180 kanals were used by the Sharif family for agricultural purposes.

“All construction was undertaken on the lands after approval from the relevant departments,” he said.

The lawyer said that 241 kanal and 10 marla land at the Mauzoh Manik in Raiwind is the property of a certain Begum Shamim Akhtar.

The petitioner urged the civil court to stop the government of Punjab, the Punjab Revenue Department and other institutions from taking any illegal action against the property.

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