Jamia Hafsa relocation case submitted before SC

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Jamia Hafsa relocation case submitted before SC

ISLAMABAD: (APP) The federal government has submitted a copy of an agreement regarding the allotment of a 20-kanal plot for the relocation of Jamia Hafsa before the Supreme Court here on Friday.

In compliance with the Supreme Court's May 11 order, Deputy Attorney General Sohail Mahmood submitted a report regarding the implementation of the court's October 2, 2007 judgment regarding rebuilding Jamia Hafsa.

In December 2015, Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz had filed an application in the apex court, requesting it to direct the authorities to implement the Supreme Court's October 2, 2007 verdict.

The top court on May 4 sought a report from the federal government regarding the implementation of the eight-year-old verdict.

An agreement was signed between the administration of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and the management of Lal Masid on December 29, 2011 signed by the ICT Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada, Majida Younas Alias Umme Hassan and Abdul Aziz besides six witnesses.

The agreement says that a pieace of 20 kanal land will be provided in Sector H-11/4, Islamabad for the construction of a `research centre' and hostel for the students of Jamia Hafsa in lieu of the land previously occupied by the madrassa.

According to the agreement, it was also agreed that the entire plot previously occupied by Jamia Hafsa, adjacent to Lal Masjid, could only be used as a prayer ground for the mosque, and not for any other institutional or residential purpose

The said plot of H-11/4 was originally allotted to the National Institute of Fire Technology, according to the docuements.