Removal of General Hospital U-turn challenged

Lahore High Court, Punjab, Pakistan

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Staff Report

LAHORE: Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday fixed September 20 for arguments on a petition challenging removal of a U-turn near General Hospital. The U-turn had been removed for the construction of Metro Bus Service project (MBS).

The petitioner’s counsel, Nasir Shehzad, said the Punjab government removed the U-turn from in front of the hospital and made another at a distance of more than four kilometres. “This would cause great inconvenience to ambulances, as they would have to take a long detour to reach the hospital,” Shehzad said, adding that this could risk lives of patients.Source:\09\13\story_13-9-2012_pg13_4