Locals whose lands have been encroached upon via coercing to manifest against Bahria Town at Karachi Press Club! KARACHI: The locals whose ancestral expensive goths (44,000 acres of rural terrain) have been encroached upon by means of coercing have decided to manifest against Bahria Town before Press Club here tomorrow to get their lands back. This decision apropos demonstration at KPC has unnerved those investors whose billions of rupees are at stake. It is pertinent to mention here that Bahria Town is a unique instance of property business in the world where all the dealings are carried out on parchi (non-legal documents) and not on allotments from any Government Organisation. Ironically the Government is neither taking any action against this parchi racket nor is owning it. Meanwhile, a large number of investors, seeing their billions going down the drain, have moved the Sindh High Court where innumerable cases are pending against this fraud involving billions of rupees and usurpation of lands by Bahria Town.
Supreme Court bans Bahria Town’s illegal construction: Public’s billions go down the drain! KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan has imposed a ban on the illegal construction work that was being carried out on phase III and IV of the controversial Bahria Town here in the Port City. The public who had invested billions of rupees on the unlawful project is panicked to see their lifetime savings go down the drain. According to details the land on which Bahria Town was constructing Phase III and IV originally belongs to a Hindu citizen. Bahria Town encroached upon the said territory, reckoning that as Government land, and allotted the plots. But after hearing the case, Apex Court has passed judgment in favor of the said owner who belongs to the minority community. Subsequently, Supreme Court has ordered Bahria Town to vacate the terrain on which it was building its phase III and IV unlawfully.
Alarmed Bahria Town Management is now endeavoring to pull the wool over the Supreme Court eye by putting mud on the routes saying those were built a long time ago. According to sources the future of Bahria Town is at great risk on one end and on the other end, citizens who had handed over billions of rupees to Bahria Town are shocked foreseeing the looming debacle. The public’s sole hope for justice is from the courts. It is pertinent to mention here that hundreds of cases are pending against Bahria Town in courts and stay had also been ordered in many cases. Yet Bahria Town’s relentless illicit expansion goes on unabated. Bahria Town has allegedly usurped 40,000 acres of land while originally it was only granted 1330 acres. Since reportedly the Police is also teaming-up with Bahria Town, Rangers have been instructed to implement the court’s orders. Due to the raids carried out by Rangers for a week now the work at Bahria Town’s Phase II, III and IV have been stopped. As soon as the Bahria Town management sees Rangers approaching they put their laborers out of sight. Affectees have appealed the court to order the establishment of permanent posts around the Bahria Town manned by Rangers personnel.
Land Grabbing by Malik Riaz? ADSJ hearing a widow’s complaint orders lodging of FIR against Bahria CEO! Big Deal!! ISLAMABAD: Following instructions from Additional District & Sessions Judge, Bhara Kahu police has registered FIR (u/s 109, 341, 379, 427 and 447 of PPC) against the management of Bahria Town, its CEO Malik Riaz and his son Ali Riaz. According to details the accused, who have been booked on the complaint of the residents of Phulgran (including a widow), face charges of theft, wrongful restraint, mischief and criminal trespass. Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that the complainants claim that the accused have grabbed their inherited land and included that in his project. An advocate of Malik Riaz said that the matter regarding the ownership of the land was pending in a court. Bahria Town spokesman, who happens to be a retired army colonel, claimed that the area was purchased by Bahria Town and the complainants were trying to get more money by means of such litigation.
Sindh High Court orders Bahria Town to halt construction on 284 acres. KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered Bahria Town to halt all construction activities on 284 acres of disputed land. According to details during today’s hearing petitioner Wali Muhammad has maintained that Government of Sindh and MDA had illegally allotted 284 acres of land to Bahria Town. Applicants were allotted plots on a 99-year lease at Gadap’s Usman Allah Rakhio Goth. But Bahria Town using influence got the allottees ejected. SHC, appointing Nazir as commissioner, has asked for submission of a report in this respect within 15 days. It is pertinent to mention here that despite SHC’s stay construction is going on full swing on the disputed land.