Friday, April 24, 2009

Land mafia?: Rs 150m plot ‘saved’ from encroachment

By Irfan Aligi

KARACHI: The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) nearly lost a high-valued plot of land located in Karachi Administrative Cooperative Housing Society (KACHS). The plot had been partly encroached upon and is CDGK’s property through defunct KMC. The plot measures 1,500 square yards and it has an auction value of Rs 150 million.

Talking to Daily Times, District Officer (DO) Land Enforcement Abdul Malik said that he had sent Deputy DO Shakir Zaki to the plot to stop the ongoing construction.

When this reporter contacted Zaki, he told Daily Times that Baloch Colony police station had started construction of a police post on the plot, which was stopped on Thursday.

Zaki further said that the plot was handed over to CDGK’s Engineering Department in 1992 and originally was the property of the defunct KMC, which is now a part of CDGK after the devolution of powers.

Replying to a question, Zaki said that the area police had started construction of a police post on CDGK’s plot, citing the reason to be the escalating criminal activities in the park opposite CDGK’s plot.

According to Zaki, the police have assured him that they would submit an undertaking to the CDGK, stating that the police post would be removed and the possession of the plot would be handed over to the CDGK without delay whenever the CDGK would demand the plot back.

Zaki said that the construction of the police post has been stopped while he has asked the police to contact the Karachi DCO for permission to use the plot.

On a question, Zaki alleged that the KACHS administration has falsely claimed ownership of the plot and has allowed the police to take possession of the plot and proceed to construct a police post but now the police have been told that the plot is CDGK’s property.

Sources in CDGK told Daily Times that officers concerned from defunct KMC in collaboration with the area police were involved in the encroachment plan of the plot.

When this reporter contacted defunct KMC Land Director Tariq Naseer for his comments, he expressed his ignorance over the issue. He also said that the plot was not listed within the limits of his legal jurisdiction.

Replying to a question, Naseer refuted his involvement in any encroachment scam and further said that is this scribe has an authentic report then it should be published at all costs.

Talking to Daily Times, Baloch Colony police station SHO Hyder Ali Zaidi said that it was the KACHS administration’s decision to construct a room for the police check post, not on the plot but at the rear bank of the sewerage line.

The purpose to establish the police check post was to curb the street crimes in the area, he said while adding that the plot was not encroached upon.

The establishment of the check post by the residents of the area was a manifest of their trust on the police and they have further assured their cooperation to assist the area police for better services, he said. (DT Report)

5 comments:

Qazi Atif Mustafa Mustafa said...

Its a useless sight, so please close it. There is no action made against any complaint even no reply through email or by mail against my last compalaint.

Anonymous said...

same here condition in nazimabad spacialy nazimabad 2 example 2k 7/3 mr saeed residence 3rd floor construction 3rd and 4rth floor illegal construction

Anonymous said...

The Controller KBCA,
Respected Sir,
With due respect I would like to draw your immediate attention towards the illegal construction of 3rd storied residential apartment buildings in the premises of 1-F 9/1 nazimabad no1 opp zeb medical karachi

The water and sewerage systems of this society are planned for a specific number of residents based on the numbers of plot. Construction of multi storied buildings accommodating higher number of dwellers will undoubtedly compromise the water supply and sewerage facilities of the society in near future. You are requested to please do the needful urgently to halt this process.
Many officers are involved in corruption and allowing to build 3-4th floor which is illegal today 16th June 2017 at this time they are filling 3rd roof.
Kindly take strong action against it and against corruption.
Hope you will consider and take legal action asap.
Regards

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The Controller KBCA,
Respected Sir,
With due respect I would like to draw your immediate attention towards the illegal construction of 102-A, Al Raza Mansion, Parsi Colony, Mirza Khaleej Baig Road, Soldire Bazar, Karachi

The water and sewerage systems of this society are planned for a specific number of residents based on the numbers of plot. Construction of multi storied buildings accommodating higher number of dwellers will undoubtedly compromise the water supply and sewerage facilities of the Building in near future, now they are planning to making shops in resident area building which totally pass on residential plot.

You are requested to please do the needful urgently to halt this process.
Many officers are involved in corruption and allowing to build 3-4th floor which is illegal today, now they are planning to build Pent House, and Shops in Flat No. 1, kindly visit the site as early as possible and demolish this type of activities at the earliest.

Kindly take strong action against it and against corruption.
Hope you will consider and take legal action asap.
Regards

Anonymous said...

Dear sir guzarish he ke me Al ahmed heights gulistan-e-jauhur block 4 ke project me rehta ho yaha shops ke sath 1 shop gher qanoonni tor pe tameer howi ha meri aap se request ha ke fori tor pe is gher kanooni shop ke khilaf action liya jaey