LAHORE, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) shown its anti-people mentality by moving the courts against Orange Line Metro Train Project.
In a statement issued in Lahore, he said how come those politicians could realize problems of people who traveled in aeroplanes, helicopters and expensive cars.
Saad Rafique questioned who was responsible for public pain and increased cost of the project due to delay in the project.
Earlier in the day, a five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan allowed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Punjab government to proceed ahead with the construction of Orange Line Train project in Lahore.
The Supreme Court set aside orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the case, and approved the no objection certificates (NOCs) and permission letters issued by the competent authorities and the recommendations of experts relating to execution, mitigation and remedial measures required to be adopted by the executing agency.
However, the judgement requires the executing agencies to meet certain conditions including necessary arrangements to ensure that Lahore’s heritage sites remain stable and undamaged in all respects during the execution of the project.