ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Secretary Auqaf Department, Punjab to submit a comprehensive report on how much Waqf property is in the province, how much property is under illegal occupants and how much property has been retrieved and what action has been taken against the encroachers. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard a petition, filed by custodian of a shrine Noorpur Shah, praying that the government of Punjab had occupied the shrine land for Ashiyana Housing Scheme. The court ordered the competent authority of Auqaf Department to accelerate the ejection proceedings in accordance with the law. The court also directed the Registrar Lahore High Court to place before the Chief Justice of LHC record of the matter so that cases could be disposed of soon. Khawaja Haris, Advocate General Punjab, informed the court that Sections 15 and 16 of the Punjab Waqf Properties Ordinance allows the Chief Administrator of Auqaf of the province that he may take over and assume the administration, control, management and maintenance of a waqf property by notification. He said that the provincial government has developed schools and hospital at the Ashiyana Housing Scheme. Tariq Mehmood, counsel for Punjab Revenue Department, told the bench that for the last many years before the attachment of Darbar Noorpur Shahs property the income of the shrine was Rs9 lakh, which has increased to Rs44 lakh. He stated that out of 19 plots 14 have been leased out and five would be leased out soon. The income of the plots would be spent on the welfare projects of Noorpur Shah shrine. Secretary Auqaf Department Tariq Pasha informed the court that the total land of the shrine was 672 kanals and its income was Rs 3 lakh, while the Punjab government has provided 2,845 kanals to the shrine at another place. He told that the shrine was situated 7km away from the main road and only 2 to 3 persons visit the Darbar. Khawaja Harris requested the court to give some time to file a comprehensive report about the project therefore the court adjourned the case for four weeks. In the last hearing the Punjab Advocate General had informed the court that Ashiyana Housing Scheme was a project for low-income people as Punjab government had invested Rs2 billion on the project. In his petition the custodian of Baba Shahpur shrine alleged that the Punjab government had grabbed the shrines land for Ashiyana Housing Scheme and allotted land as compensation at a place, which was 25 miles away from the shrine. Khawaj Harris submitted that 500 hundred units had been constructed for low-income people in this scheme whereas structure of 700 units had completed for further construction.