LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab government for April 6 on an intra court appeal challenging an order dismissing a writ petition against the construction of flyover at Kalma Chowk.

Lahore Conservation Society and others had filed the appeal through Advocate Ahmad Rafay Alam. The petitioners had challenged the construction of Kalma Chowk Lahore flyover saying that the Lahore Development Authority had violated the Pakistan Environment Protection Act (PEPA) 1997 and the Procurement Rules.

The petitioners asked the court to declare the project illegal for violation of the environmental protection provisions. Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on March 14 had dismissed the petition saying the court will not stop any project that would benefit citizen.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2011.