NAB files reference against Deputy Commissioner
KARACHI - An Accountability Court Karachi admitted a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi against land grabber Javed Iqbal, his accomplices, Qazi Jan Muhammad and others on the charges of embezzlement of Government land measuring 29 acres Sector 31 & 32 of Scheme 33 Karachi. The corruption reference was admitted under number 1 of 2019 by the court in which it was charged that 29 acres of government land was grabbed by the accused persons by insertion of fake and fraudulent entries in revenue record which was masterminded by accused Javed Iqbal in connivance with revenue officials, said a press release on Monday. Accused launched illegal housing project named Al Raheem Villas in the said land which was further fraudulently sold to general public by Javed Iqbal, Amir Ali and Irshad Khaskheli. Accused Qazi Jan Muhammad the then Deputy Commissioner Malir District fraudulently issued `Sanad' of fake village named Abdullah Shah Ghazi Goth Block F-II, for the same land thus facilitating the land grabbers. Such `Sanads' were issued to general public to give legal cover to the illegal project raised on the said. Abdullah Shah Ghazi Goth Block F-II and Al Raheem Raza City were already declared illegal from Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) thus intimating the general public and concerned Government departments to exercise caution in investments by general public after due verification. Accused Qazi Jan Muhammad, Iqbal Awan the then Mukhtiarkar, Ibrahim, Abdul Latif Brohi the then Mukhtiarkar and Iftikhar ud Din were arrested and currently under judicial remand whereas accused Javed Iqbal has been arrested in a separate case.