Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has stated that because there isn’t any master plan, rapid illegal construction is taking place in Rawalpindi, reported a news report. The Apex court also highlighted that certain parts of city have environmentally sensitive areas, therefore no construction should take place there.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court including Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Faisal Arab, and Justice Aijaz Afzal Khan highlighted that such master plans were needed in Murree, Kahuta, Kotli Sattiyan, along with three sub-divisions of Rawalpindi.
Justice Afzal highlighted that without any master plan in place, the government can’t easily proceed with demolishing illegally constructed buildings. He also added that because there’s no master plan, there isn’t any proper way of storing water which gets wasted during monsoon seasons.