ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday declined the Punjab federal government’s report and directed all 4 advocate generals to send reports concerning money collected at shrines.
A three-member bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and consisting of Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi heard the case concerning collection of ‘nazrana’ at shrines.
Throughout the course of procedures, the court likewise looked for report concerning costs of contributions.
The court directed all 4 provincial advocate generals to send forensic audit reports of accounts of shrines.
The primary justice stated that wages of Auqaf department Punjab were being paid from the contribution money.
Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan stated that money was being minted from the shrines.
The Advocate General Punjab stated that the provincial federal government was attempting to utilize the contribution money correctly.
He stated that the Auqaf department likewise refurbished shrines.
The money from these contributions was likewise given up dowry fund, he added.
The primary justice stated that the enthusiasts offered money at shrines for approval of their pray. He observed that the quantity must be invested for spiritual mentors.
He stated that medical facilities, universities and orphanages might likewise be developed from the money.
The court looked for forensic audit of quantity gotten at shrines in 2 weeks and adjourned hearing of the case.