NAB summons Media City Society management in land scam probe

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Islamabad—The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned management of the Media City Cooperative Housing Society to investigate alleged embezzlement and non-provision of plots to its members despite lapse of six years.
The NAB Rawalpindi has summoned Raja Amanat and Sons (Pvt) Ltd on February, 22 to record the statement as witness in connection to the inquiry.
This is pertinent to mention here that earlier the Cooperative Socities Department (CSD) has also summoned the office-bearers of the Media City Society to appear on same day.
The society, established in 2011, was required to provide developed plots of 5 marla each to its underprivledged members by 2014 for which they paid hefty amount of RS 110 millions, accused a member Muazzam Javed.
He said almost 344 members did pay total amount of Rs 250,000 each and 287 more had paid hefty amounts in installments but were neither paid back amount nor plots.
“There was nothing on ground land to accomodate hundreds of members, who had already paid for the purpose,” he added.
The members said, in a three-year contract plan, Raja Amanat (Contractor/Land provider) and Ikram Bukhari (Middleman) had pledged to provide non-journalists mebers of the country’s media organizations plots of 5 marlas each on quarterly installments of Rs 18,600, in 2011.
“The members are low salaried class who have spent their hard earned money to have a shelter but were trapped by the fraudulents” alleged Imran Munir. The members who had also approached FIA for redressal of their grievances, have appreciated the NAB’s action and hoped their hard earned money would be recovered and their grievences would be addressed.—APP