CJP takes notice of illegal encroachments on Hindu community land in Sindh


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of the illegal encroachments of properties owned by Hindus in Sindh.

The attorney general for Pakistan (AGP), several government officials from Sindh and secretaries of religious affairs, human rights and minority affairs have been served notices to appear at the hearing scheduled for October 18.

According to a statement issued by the Supreme Court spokesperson, the CJP took notice of the issue after retired professor Dr Bhagwan Devi took to social media and claimed that her properties were being encroached on by land mafia.

In the video, the professor, a resident of Larkana, has alleged that the land owned by Hindus in Sindh was illegal occupied using the fake power of attorney documents. Following this, a large sense of insecurity was prevalent among the Hindu community in the province.

Therefore, she has appealed to the chief justice to take notice of the issue.

The CJP on Thursday took notice of illegal encroachments occupying the properties of the Kalash tribe and set the date for a hearing regarding the matter on October 17.