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Supreme Court Upholds Land Acquisition for CPEC Project

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the government’s decision to acquire land for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

This decision came after multiple petitions were filed by landowners challenging the acquisition process. The bench, headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, emphasized the importance of CPEC for Pakistan’s economic development and regional connectivity.

The court recognized the petitioners’ concerns but underscored that the public interest and national development projects must take precedence.

The judgment confirmed that the procedural requirements under the Land Acquisition Act were duly followed, ensuring that landowners receive fair and prompt compensation.

The government’s argument highlighted the potential economic impact of delays in the CPEC project, which could affect Pakistan’s strategic partnership with China.

This ruling is seen as a vital step towards ensuring the smooth continuation of CPEC, a project deemed crucial for Pakistan’s infrastructural and economic growth.

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