KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan has imposed ban on the illegal construction work that was being carried out on the phase III and IV of the controversial Bahria Town here in the Port City.
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 wool over the Supreme Court eye by putting mud on the routes saying those were built 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 has 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 establishment of permanent posts around the Bahria Town manned by Rangers personnel.
Balochistan Turmoil: Five militants killed, 29 facilitators arrested in Dera Bugti operation!
QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has informed today that five militants of an outlawed organization were killed and 29 suspected facilitators arrested in an operation by Frontier Corps (FC) in hilly areas of Bamboo Top in Dera Bugti district.
Addressing a press conference along with Commissioner Dera Bugti Javed Nabi Khosa and senior FC officers here, he said the personnel of FC had cleared Bamboo Top of the terrorists after a successful operation, in which huge quantity of weapons and ammunition was also recovered.
Due to the efforts of FC, the back of terrorists in Dera Bugti and surrounding areas had been broken and with the cooperation of people, the rest of the militants would also be eliminated, he added.
On the occasion, more than 20 rebels also surrendered to the security forces, who were handed over the national flag by the home minister.
Bugti offered the self-exiled Baloch persons living abroad to join the national mainstream as they would be welcomed, otherwise they would be eliminated.
He said the provincial government in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies had under a strategy forced the miscreants to flee from urban areas to hills and now under the peaceful Balochistan package, they were being included in the national mainstream.
Man incarcerated for a quarter century for assaulting a minor girl!
JHANG: An additional sessions judge here today has awarded 25 years imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs one million in a minor girl assault case, registered by Saddar police station.
The police had booked one Mujahid Abbas of Kot Khaira on thecharge of assaulting a 7-year-old girl, Gulshan Bibi, two years ago, and submitted the challan in the court of law.
After observing evidence and listening to witnesses, Additional Sessions Judge Naeem Ahmed Sheikh awarded him 25 years jail term.
Rao Anwar Case: ATC sends former SSP on judicial remand till 2nd of May!
KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar, allegedly involved in extra-judicial killings – including of Naqeebullah Mehsud – has been sent to jail on judicial remand till 2nd day of May.
Rao Anwar, who was brought to ATC in an APC, appeared quite composed despite facing noose if proven guilty. IO of the case had requested the court to send Anwar on judicial remand facilitating him to prepare and submit final challan of the case.
He maintained that the challan was to be registered as per the new JIT recommendation that has been formed to investigate the case.
While Rao and another accused Shakeel had been sent to jail till 2nd of April, the judicial remand of other suspects was extended until an unfixed date.
Rao Anwar, eleven of his incarcerated and fourteen bolted subordinates are accused of kidnapping Naqeebullah Mehsud for ransom, murdering him and other three detainees in an orchestrated ‘encounter’. The staged killing was termed as an encounter against ‘militants’ by policemen.
The gang has also been booked in a case for planting hand-grenades and pistols on the four victims after murdering them. Citing the planted arms and explosives a fabricated case was also registered by Rao Anwar & gang against the deceased.
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