Court orders NAB to file reference against forest landgrabbers

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The Sindh High Court Sukkur bench ordered the NAB to file a reference against persons who have illegally grabbed the forest department’s land, it was learnt on Wednesday.

A bench comprised of Justice Aftab Gorar and Justice Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui heard the case.

The counsel told the court that Jahangir Tareen has also grabbed forest land in Ghotki district.“We know many influential persons have encroached forest land, the department’s people not disclosing the names,” Justice Aftab Gorar remarked.

The bench ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against influential people involved in grabbing of the forest land.

The court asked about the compliance of its arrest orders against an influential man Sarfaraz Ahmed.

“Why he was not arrested,” Justice Gorar questioned. “He has filed an appeal in the supreme court,” the bench was informed.