SUNDAY TIMES LAHORE: A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the case at the apex court’s Lahore registry.

As the hearing got underway, the chief justice expressed displeasure over the inclusion of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials in the committee formed to ensure the provision of land or compensation to the affectees. “Why NAB’s sword has been hung over people’s head,” he remarked.

He lamented that people made payments to purchase land in the LDA City but did not get it. “Thousands of people held property files. No one will be meted out injustice,” he asserted.

The minister said as many as 9, 000 people held files with regard to owing land in the LDA City, but no land was available to allot them at present.

98 thousand kanals of land are yet to be retrieved, he said, adding that the government has planned to earmark 13,500 kanals for the phase-I of the project where the affectees would be allotted plots.