PAC panel warns of sending land case to NAB, FIA


ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee on Monday directed the Sindh Revenue Department to submit a fresh survey report regarding demarcation of a land owned by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Karachi within two weeks.

The committee, chaired by member National Assembly (MNA) Shahida Akhtar Ali, warned both the CAA and the Sindh Revenue Department that in case of non-compliance of its directives, the committee would send the matter either to the Federal Investigation Agency or the National Accountability Bureau.

The Auditor General of Pakistan, in its report, had highlighted anomalies in the demarcation of the land owned by the CAA. The CAA officials requested the committee to issue directives to the Sindh Revenue Department for fresh demarcation of the land through Geographic Information System (GIS).

“We wish that the land dispute between the CAA and the Sindh government may be resolved amicably,” Shahida Akhtar Ali observed. A committee member Iqbal Muhammad Ali asked officials who else laid claim on the land apart from the Sindh government.

“I have heard that [the Pakistan Peoples Party leader] Nabil Gabol is also one of the claimants of this land,” he added. Shahida Akhtar Ali remarked that a woman named Ayesha was also claiming ownership of the land.

A Sindh Revenue Department official said according to their record, a company owned by Capt (retd) Abdul Haleem Siddiqui was owner of the land. He requested the committee to send the matter to Survey of Pakistan for fresh survey of the land.

The audit officials requested that the fresh survey must be time-bound.

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