The apex court wrapped up the applications after the petitioners agreed to withdraw their petitions. They did so after the court announced its decision to form an implementation bench to oversee the matters concerning the judgement against the property developer.
The court separately directed the National Accountability Court (NAB) to continue proceeding in the case "on merit".
Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, a five-judge larger bench had taken up petitions seeking review of the court’s May 4 judgement, which had barred the Bahria Town, Karachi, from selling plots or built-up apartments in the scheme it had launched in the city, adding that its lands would go back to the Malir Development Authority (MDA). The verdict had also held that the transfer of land between the MDA and Bahria Town, Karachi, was illegal.
During the hearing, the CJP offered to form a bench for the implementation of the judgment if the petitioners agreed to withdraw their applications. The top judge assured that the special bench will give an "efficient and timely" decision on the matter.
Justice Nisar remarked that he himself is impressed by the work done by Bahria Town and that "there is no other project like [it] in Pakistan", but there could be no compromise over the irregularities in the case.