Expressing his annoyance over Sindh government’s disinterest in recovering its illegally occupied forest land, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has sought court orders to withdraw his illegal directions, a private TV channel reported. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Thursday resumed hearing into the case pertaining to illegal allotment of government land on lease as well as 145,000 acres of forest land which was allegedly encroached. The chief justice said that surprisingly Sindh’s chief minister has sought court orders to recover the province’s land from the encroachers. He said the provincial government had told the court that its 45,000 acres of forest land was encroached illegally, but now they have changed their statement and submitted another report claiming that their 17,000 acres of land is encroached. Published in Daily Times, January 11th 2019.