JI demands action against land mafia, compensation for victims

Staff Reporter

Karachi

Jamaat Islami, Karachi Chief, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has demanded of the government to arrest all those officials and public representatives involved in China cutting in Karachi. Referring to the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, he said that 35,000 plots were sold illegally by the employees of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) and Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) with the support of some so-called political elements. He demanded of the government to book all those involved so as to bring them to full justice.
He was of the view that the ‘China Cutting’ issue has created several big problems for the citizens of the megalopolis. Hafiz Naeem further said a large number of citizens have purchased plots in various areas of the city on the basis of governmental paperwork, prepared by some corrupt employees of the government. He added that these corrupt elements should be held accountable and innocent people should not be forced to pay the price of misdeeds committed by these elements. It would be a sheer injustice if the people residing in the houses on these plots will be thrown out of their homes without providing with alternative or compensation.
He, however, said that the issue of illegal construction in Karachi has become a major hurdle in the progress and development of the city, so it should be addressed promptly on war footing basis. Thousands of illegal constructions are being made in the city and whenever a voice is raised on the issue, an action is taken in a manner that it harms the dwellers and spare the builders involved and other responsible, he said. He also said that those involved have become billionaires and are still at large. He demanded of the government to take stern and across the board action against all those involved. In this regard, former City Nazim Naimatullah Khan had approached the judiciary in 2009 but still the case is pending, he added.

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