Housing society allottees hold protest rally

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The allottees of the Gulshan-e-Mehran Housing Society (GMHS) held a rally on Sunday to protest against the Cantonment Board Malir (CBM) for not implementing the categorical orders of the Sindh High Court (SHC), and for denying the allottees construction rights on their properties despite the lapse of 50 years.

Gulshan-e-Mehran Action Committee Chairman Taufiquddin Siddiqui and the Jamaat-e-Islami’s airport district chief led the rally from the Super Highway to Tank Chowk via Jinnah Avenue.

A large number of allottees with their families joined the protest.One of the allottees of the society, Zeeshan Jafri, told The News that the GMHS falls under the CBM.

He said the society was formed over 600 acres in 1970. He also said that in 2007 the cantonment authorities cancelled the society’s layout plan and denied the allottees their construction rights.The allottees went into litigation, following which the SHC directed the CBM to reapprove the layout plan of the society. “Still the cantonment authorities are refraining to comply with the court’s orders,” said Jafri.

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