A two-member bench of PHC heard multiple petitions.
Court ordered development work should start after election.
Petitioner said interim government does not have authority.
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court(PHC) has ordered authorities concerned to stop work on the ongoing development projects until the general elections of 2024 are held in the province.
A two-member bench of the PHC, comprising Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice S M Attique Shah observed while hearing petitions seeking the court’s order against the uplift project ahead of the upcoming polls.
The court ordered to stop the development work till the general elections and said that the development work should start after the election.
Lawyer petitioner Mian Zakir Hussain said that the caretaker government does not have the authority to carry out development works and added that an election was announced but now development works are being done.
Justice Ijaz Anwar said that the task of the caretaker government is to see the affairs daily, and how will the development work be done after the election is announced.
Justice Ijaz Anwar asked the lawyer of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) whether the elections were taking place. ECP lawyer Mohsin Kamran replied that there would be an election.
The Additional Advocate General said that development works have started in Bannu, Waziristan, and other areas before the caretaker government.
Justice Attique Shah said that tells why the federal and provincial supervisory governments are taking so much interest in development works.
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The Additional Advocate General said that these works had started before the caretaker government. Justice Attique Shah said that everyone knows what the ground facts are.