SHC order Sindh CM to take action over illegal land allotments

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday order the Sindh chief minister and chief secretary to take “stern” action against people involved in cases of illegal land allotment.

A high court bench heard the petition over the illegal allotment of government land to “builders” on Tuesday.

The petition said that a builder was allotted 10 acres of state land in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Scheme 33 which was cancelled by court orders in 2014. The builder, however got a stay order on the land and has failed to appear in court ever since.

The SHC bench called on the chief minister and chief secretary of Sindh to look into the matter.

The court also ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) additional prosecutor to define a clear time line for when the inquiry against the culprit will be completed.

“The builder has got stay order over the matter from the high court,” the NAB prosecutor said in reply.

“Stay orders seem to be taken in every other land case”, the bench remarked.

The court then ordered NAB to submit its report on the inquiry.