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Monal Restaurant sealed on IHC orders

ISLAMABAD: Following the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the city administration has sealed Monal Restaurant.

According to details, Monal was sealed by the Assistant Commissioner (AC) Rana Musa.

The major entry and exit routes of Monal were closed. The families were given a few hours to evacuate the restaurant before sealing.

Read more: Court orders to seal Monal Restaurant in Islamabad today

Earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered to seal the Monal Restaurant built at the Margalla Hills National Park area.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah orders Commissioner Islamabad to seal the popular restaurant while hearing a case of encroachment in Margall Hills National Park. The judge questioned the status of Monal restaurant, saying it should be not have been built on the protected area.

“It should be sealed if the lease has lapsed,” the chief justice said. The court ordered chief commissioner Islamabad to seal the restaurant with immediate effect. “No one is above the law. I know how the court’s orders are enforced,” he said.

The climate change secretary, who was present during the hearing, called for Islamabad’s master plan to be made public. The judge said the court will protect the wider public interest.

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