NAB moves land grabbing reference against ex-DC, others

Business Recorder

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB-Karachi) has filed corruption reference against ex- Deputy Commissioner Malir and others for illegal transfer of 29 acre of government land.
A press release of the NAB said here on Monday that the Corruption Reference was admitted under Number 1 of 2019 by Accountability Court Karachi in which it was charged that 29 acres of Govt’s land in Scheme 33, Karachi was grabbed by the accused persons by insertion of fake and fraudulent entries in revenue record which was masterminded by accused Javed Iqbal in connivance with revenue officers.
The accused launched illegal housing project “Al Raheem Villas” on the said land which was further fraudulently sold to general public by Javed Iqbal, Amir Ali and Irshad Khaskheli.
Accused Qazi Jan Muhammad the then DC Malir District fraudulently issued sanads of fake village named “Abdullah Shah Ghazi Goth” Block F-II, for the same land thus facilitating land grabbing by his accomplices.
Such Sanads were issued to general public to give legal cover to the illegal project raised on the said land.
Accused Qazi Jan Muhammad, Iqbal Awan the then Mukhtiarkar, Ibrahim, Abdul Latif Brohi the then Mukhtiarkar and Iftikhar ud Din were arrested and currently under judicial remand. Whereas the accused Javed Iqbal has been arrested in a separate case.

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