ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chauhdry questioned, during hearing of case over delay in construction work, on Wednesday over long delay in completion of new Islamabad Airport by the contractor firm, media reports.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice, resumed hearing of case over delayed construction work of new Islamabad Airport.
The Chief Justice inquired in his remarks that why this construction firm had been awarded contract and overly facilitated, despite completion of only 18 percent of work.
What fine should be imposed on the construction company for delay in completion of work in promised time, asked the Chief Justice to the counsel of contractor firm, Khawaja Haris.
Khawaja Haris said in his reply to the court that the Civil Aviation Authority is entitled to cancel the deal of construction but it is suggesting other way.
The Chief Justice asked to the counsel that why your company had been overly facilitated, despite completion of only 18 percent work, instead of 63 percent during this period.
This airport was originally scheduled to complete in August of 2010 but its completion has been delayed by 30 months and yet not completed, he added.
Justice Jawad S Khawaja said in his remarks that if the CAA will not take action against those all responsible of delay in construction work, then matters would settle.
Later on, hearing of the case was adjourned till Thursday (today).