LAHORE: Restoration of park outside former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s house in Lahore has begun on the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar.

Immediately acting on the directives, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has started the work.

Earlier, CJP had directed LDA to restore the park in 10 days that was uprooted over the orders of Ishaq Dar for the construction of road outside his residence.

A three-member full bench headed by the CJP heard the case and rejected the apology of LDA Director General in the matter.

During the hearing, the CJP inquired, “On whose directions the road was made while digging up the park.” “Ishaq Dar had requested for widening the road for parking,” replied LDA DG Zahid Akhtar Zaman.

The CJP asked whether Dar had submitted a written application in this regard. “Ishaq Dar called me and verbally asked to construct the road,” said Zaman.

The court while expressing severe resentment over LDA DG remarked, “What type of an officer are you? You uprooted the park over the verbal directions of a minister. I will not allow favouritism here. A case should be run against you according to the laws of NAB.”