Rawalpindi - Additional District and Sessions Judge Malik Raza Awan on Wednesday dismissed stay order obtained by a British national woman of Pakistani origin, under which a private housing scheme was stopped from selling plots to investors.

The stay order was dismissed by the judge on an appeal filed by management of the said housing society located near new Islamabad International Airport. Earlier, the woman named Zahida Aslam, had filed a petition with the court of civil judge Zeeshan and had obtained a stay order against the management of the society, barring them from selling the plots. According to the details, ADSJ Malik Raza Awan took up appeal of the housing scheme’s management and heard arguments of both the sides.

The counsel for the housing society apprised the judge that Zahida Aslam, who he claimed was wanted by Islamabad police in a fraud case, had earlier approached the court of a civil judge in Islamabad on 27 March 2017 and tried to obtain a stay order against management of the society.

However, she withdrew the suit before the fixed date due to technical defects in the appeal, but did not inform the applicants, he added. In the meantime, the society management challenged her suit with Islamabad High Court which is still pending. He said that a fresh law suit was filed by the respondent with a court of civil judge in Rawalpindi concealing the facts.

The lawyer told the judge that Zahida dodged the court and also ran a malicious campaign on social media by distributing ads against management of the society in a section of print media.  ADSJ Malik Raza Awan dismissed the stay order obtained by Zahida Aslam and issued her a notice at her United Kingdom address. The judge remarked in his order that the operation of impingent order dated 21-12-17 passed by learned civil Court is suspended. Despite several attempts, Zahida Aslam could not be approached for her comments on the issue.