SC seeks report from provinces on Patwaris’ role in urban areas  

Fawad Maqsood December 15, 2018

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday sought detailed reports from all the provincial governments in a suo motu case regarding functioning of Patwaris, Kanungos and Tehsildars in urban areas.

The court also appointed Supreme Court Bar Association President Amanullah Kanrani as an amicus curie in the case.

The bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the matter here at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

As the proceedings commenced, provincial law officers of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa appeared before the bench and requested for grant of time for filing the reports regarding the issue, in response to a court’s query that under what law the Patwaris were functioning in urban areas.

At this, the bench adjourned the matter and observed that the matter should be fixed for the next hearing in Islamabad.

The chief justice observed that Patwar Khanas should be abolished in urban areas, as it was a major source of corruption.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018

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