Sheikh Rashid moves LHC against challenges ‘sealing’ of Lal Haveli

Sheikh Rashid moves LHC against challenges ‘sealing’ of Lal Haveli

Rawalpindi (Staff Report/Agencies): Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid on Monday approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench against the “sealing” of Lal Haveli.

The former federal minister through advocate Sardar Raziq Khan submitting the plea requested the court to hold an urgent hearing which was accepted. The hearing will take place at 11am today (Monday).

Earlier today, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) sealed seven units including two units of Lal Haveli and five adjoining units.

“After the Rangers and Frontier Corps refused, they sealed the Lal Haveli with the help of the Federal Investigation Agency and the police,” Sheikh Rashid said in a tweet.

The former minister maintained that he did not receive a notice prior to the action, adding that Lal Haveli was his “personal property” and a “central secretariat for public service”.

“Sealing Lal Haveli is an act of fascism and terrorism. If it is not our personal property, we would be national criminals,” Rashid said, claiming that the government took this step after it failed to find anything against him.

He went on to say that a case pertaining to the ownership of the Lal Haveli was already fixed for hearing on February 15.