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DHA Quetta Declared Illegal As High Court Strikes Down Parts Of DHA Act

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The Balochistan High Court (BHC) has declared parts of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Act unconstitutional and null and void.

Headed by Chief Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, the high court bench comprised Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan, Justice Hashim Khan Kakar, Justice Abdul Hameed Baloch and Justice Abdullah Baloch. A constitutional petition was filed by a lawyer Kashif Kakar who challenged the DHA Act, 2015.

The high court chief justice issued the judgement after listening to the final arguments from both sides. Clauses 2-q, 6b 1-14 and 14b of the Quetta DHA Act, 2015, were termed null and void, on the grounds that they violated the Constitution of Pakistan.

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