A Pakistani court has asked the Imran Khan government a tough question about the opening of the Kartarpur corridor in Punjab province. The Lahore High Court has asked the officials to clarify whether the project does not interfere in the affairs of the provincial government?
The judge said that if it is proved that the federal government has interfered in the affairs of the province, then the court can also send notice to the Prime Minister. The court has postponed the hearing for two weeks and directed Additional Attorney General Ishtiaq Khan to reply to the case.
During the hearing of the petition filed against the delay in construction of the Lahore-Narowal road, the Chief Justice of the High Court Muhammad Qasim Khan questioned the Law Officer of the Government of Pakistan as to who among the federal or provincial government was responsible for the road construction. In response, the law officer said that the matter of release of funds for the construction of the road does not fall under the federal government.
Chief Justice Khan said that if the road construction is the subject of the provincial government then how did the federal government build the Kartarpur corridor. Are governments acting on their wishes or under the law? He instructed the Law Officer to tell the court whether the Kartarpur project brought by the federal government was not an interference in the affairs of Punjab province? He said that we can also send a notice to the Prime Minister if the need arises.