Man, His Five Children Go On Hunger Strike Against Land Mafia

Business Recorder

A resident of Gujrat has been staging hunger strike along with his five children near the Parliament House against illegal occupation on his 52 marlas of land by land mafia with the support of some influential people.

Nasir Awan, a resident of Gujrat who has been on hunger strike at D-Chowk, while talking to Business Recorder said that he had worked in Saudi Arabia, returned back to the country in 2005 and purchased a piece of land at Gujrat through his hard-earned savings.

“Out of 52 marlas I had purchased, 39 marlas are illegal occupied by land mafia with the support of some influential people while 13 marla are grabbed by the government,” he said.

He said that after contesting his case in different courts for last many years, judgments were rendered in his favour but even then he did not get the possession of his land.

Awan said that last year he staged over eight months long protest in front of National Press Club and then staged a protest for one month at D-Chowk along with his family members.

Following one month protest, then Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took a suo motu notice and ordered to decide his case within two months.

According to order of the Supreme Court dated July 10, 2018, the civil suits pending before the court of Senior Civil Judge Gujrat be decided within two months positively even if the court has to proceed on day to day basis and report be submitted about disposal of the said cases through registrar of this court.

The order further said that with regard to some compensation claimed by the petitioner, if any compensation is to be paid, the same to be deposited in the civil court and the same would be paid to the person entitled for the same after determination by the trial court.

He said that in spite of passing one year and three months, the order of the apex court has not been implemented.

He said that earlier, his case had been heard by the sessions court, anti-corruption court, district collector Gujrat, Punjab Ombudsmen, and Overseas Pakistani Commission Lahore, he said.

He said that he knocked at the door of every institution in the country for getting justice. “The court rendered judgments in his favour but even then I could not get justice and is still running from pillar to post to get my land vacated,” he said, adding that his children have not been going to school for many years.

Awan said if he dies during hunger strike, his whole property should be given into the custody of Pakistan Army and Pakistan Army should take his children in its custody and make them guardians of Pakistan. He said that he will continue his hunger strike until he gets justice.

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