IHC to hear cases of illegal housing societies on 21st

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By Adnan Rafique

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) decided on Wednesday to club together 45 pending cases of illegal housing societies of federal agencies and departments. On the directives of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the cases pending for the past nine years, have been clubbed and fixed for hearing for May 21.
According to the court’s registrar, cases pertaining to housing societies are pending since 2011. All cases of housing societies owned by state agencies and departments will be consolidated and will be heard before a single bench comprising CJ Minallah, said the registrar.
These include cases pertaining to the purchase and sale of plots by government agencies. The court observed that the construction of housing projects by state institutions was a classic example of conflict of interest.