ISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of Public Accounts Committee on Monday directed the Sindh Revenue Department to submit a fresh survey report regarding demarcation of land owned by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Karachi within two weeks.
The committee, which met here with Member of the National Assembly Shahida Akhtar Ali in the chair, warned both the CAA and the Sindh Revenue Department of sending the matter to the Federal Investigation Agency or the National Accountability Bureau in case of none-compliance of its directives.
The Auditor General of Pakistan, in its report, had reported anomalies in the demarcation of land owned by the CAA.
The CAA officials requested the committee to issue directives to the Sindh Revenue Department for fresh demarcation of the land through Geographic Information System (GIS).
“We wish that the land dispute between the Civil Aviation Authority and the Sindh Government may be resolved amicably,” Shahida Akhtar Ali observed.
Committee member Iqbal Muhammad Ali asked apart from the Sindh Government, who else was the claimant of the land. “I have heard that Nabil Gabol is also one of the claimants of this land,” he added.
Shahida Akhtar Ali remarked that a woman named Ayesha was claiming ownership of the land.
A Sindh Revenue Department official said as per their record, a company owned by Capt (r) Abdul Haleem Siddiqui was the owner of the land. He requested the committee to send the matter to Survey of Pakistan for fresh survey of the land.
Iqbal Muhammad Ali remarked that demarcation of land for Bahria Town was carried out in no time. “We are aware what is going on,” he added.
The audit officials requested that the fresh survey must be time bound.