The Peshawar High Court has directed Planning & Development Department to reassess the development schemes and address the grievances of the concerned MPA.
In the hearing of a petition filed by an MPA from Tank, Ghulam Qadir Khan, against the property schemes approved under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) on the recommendation of a losing candidate, Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Irshad Qaiser has disposed of the writ.
The two-member bench directed P&D to compare both schemes approved by the government and the schemes proposed by the petitioner and approve the one that is in the best public interest.
According to The Chief Justice, the court has noticed that most of the parliamentarians have been mostly focusing on developmental schemes and forget to focus on enhancing their capabilities to legislate. If P&D will fail to redress the grievances of the petitioner, he can come back to the high court.
Advocate Sardar Ali Raza represented the petitioner and said that petitioner got elected as MPA from PK-69, Tank and the chairman of the district development advisory committee. Provincial Government had allocated Rs 20 million for starting developments programmes in several districts including Tank. Instead of obliging the schemes proposed by the petitioner, the government has approved schemes proposed by Mr. Kundi.
He further added that it is injustice that government has launched schemes recommended by a losing candidate and elected representative is ignored.
Naveed Akhtar, an additional advocate general, claimed that petitioner has not submitted any real estate scheme to the government and when he did not timely submit his schemes, he cannot be accommodated at a later stage.