SC orders PM Imran to pay regularisation fee today

SC orders PM Imran to pay regularisation fee today

Islamabad (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan must pay the fee to regularise his Bani Gala residence today.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case regarding encroachments and environmental degradation in Bani Gala.

“Tell the prime minister to get his residence regularized,” the bench told PM Imran’s counsel Babar Awan.

The additional attorney general requested the court for an extension till Thursday in the Bani Gala encroachment case. However, the top judge said, “No further extensions would be granted, and that Prime Minister Imran Khan should pay the fees today”.

He said the prime minister should set an example and pay the regularisation fee today. “He [PM Imran] was the first to highlight these issues. PM Imran should regularise his own residence and set an example for others to follow.”

Justice Nisar also warned that the prime minister will be summoned in the case if the regularisation fee is not paid.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned until Tuesday.