Former SC judge denies PAC's claim on plots
05 July, 2012
LAHORE: Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice (r) Sayed Zahid Hussain has denied Public Accounts Committee's (PAC) statement that he had been allotted more than one plot in Islamabad.
In a letter written to PAC Chairman Nadeem Afzal Chan through his counsel SM Zafar, Justice (r) Hussain asked the committee to issue a media clarification in this regard. SM Zafar said the name of Justice (r) Hussain, who is also former Punjab chief justice, was appearing in the media along with those judges who were allotted plots under the scheme meant for BPS 22 officers.
In a letter, the lawyer said that in order to set and correct the record it is clarified that after his appointment in the Supreme Court, the former judge was offered allotment of a residential plot in Sector D-12, Islamabad. But, SM Zafar added, Justice (r) Hussain did no pursue the matter any further and as such he got no plot nor is he in possession of any such piece of land.
The lawyer said, "I shall be grateful if this misrepresentation is corrected and like the earlier media/press reports the correction is made that Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain did not avail the concession of the plot offered to the judges by the government." He added, "I hope the committee will make correction in its proceedings and issue the necessary directions/clarification to the media in this respect."