Orange Line ‘a gift for Lahore’, must be completed on time: CJP

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From Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar yesterday ordered timely completion of the Orange Line train project in Lahore. A Supreme Court’s bench headed by the CJP, heard the case related to Orange Line project in the federal capital today.

Ordering the contractor of the project, for its timely completion, the CJP warned that the non completion of the project on the announced dates will termed as contempt of the court. The counsel of the contractor Naeem Bukhari, said they are not being paid for the construction work, to this the CJP asked Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to deposit the cheque in the court. “The contractor can receive the cheque from the court after depositing bank guarantee,” the CJP remarked. Terming the Orange Line train project,’ a gift for the people of Lahore’, CJP Nisar said he would love to travel in the train after its inauguration.  Dismissing the reports that Orange Line train project is being shut, Punjab’s Senior Minister Aleem Khan, earlier in the day had said, “The ‘emperor’ has left, wasting public money to the core,” he said while indirectly referring to the former CM Punjab.

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