LHC Suspends Orders Of Freezing Lesco Bank Account


LHC suspends orders of freezing Lesco bank account

LAHORE, Jan 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) : A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Friday suspended orders of LHC single bench regarding the freezing of a bank account worth more than Rs 44.5 million of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).

The division bench headed by Justice Shahid Jamil Khan passed the orders on an intra court appeal filed by Lesco challenging the single bench orders. During the hearing, Lesco's counsel submitted that a LHC single bench had frozen Lesco's bank account worth more than Rs 44.5 million for using one kanal land of Miani Sahib Graveyard as store since 1986 and also ordered to deposit half amount of the rent while hearing a case regarding Miani Sahib Graveyard land.

He submitted that the matter was still being heard by the single bench which had not yet decided it.

He contended that the Lesco did not occupy the land but it was owned by the LESCO. He further mentioned that no court had issued any decree against the Lesco in this regard.

He pleaded the court to set aside the single bench orders. At this, the bench suspended the orders and issued notices to the parties besides adjourning the matter for two weeks. Meanwhile, the single bench comprising Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi on Friday ordered the Deputy Commissioner Lahore to formulate a policy regarding land reserved for graves in Miani Sahib graveyard while hearing a case regarding Miani Sahib graveyard land.

The court also ordered the DC to submit the policy on next date of hearing.