Hearing adjourned till Sept 6
The Islamabad High Court has summoned Deputy Commissioner Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat in the DHA land acquisition case and asked him to submit a written reply in the case.
The case has been filed by two widows claiming that DHA has acquired their 188-kanal land in Sihala.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the DC should explain under what law has the land been acquired.
Deputy Attorney General Syed Muhammad Tayyab Shah appeared in court on the behalf of the federal government. The hearing has been adjourned till September 6.
In July, the court extended the stay on the acquisition process.
The petitioners claimed that land can be acquired in public interest only after the approval of the Capital Development Authority.