Karachi: Man gets land after 37-year litigation
KARACHI: As reported by The News on Friday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ruled in favour of a man seeking possession of a plot of land near the Gharibabad furniture market, bringing to a close a case that was in litigation since 1973.
The petitioner, Syed Ahmed Hashmi, had purchased a 2,739-square yard plot near the Gharibabad furniture market from the Settlement Department through an auction held on July 7, 1971.
This plot was encroached upon by a man named Imam Bux and his next-of-kin, which led to series of litigation for the last four decades.
In its judgment on Thursday, the court ordered the Revenue executive district officer (EDO) to hand over the plot of land — estimated to be worth over Rs205 million — to its rightful owner and remove encroachments from the Gharibabad area with the assistance of the police.
The court directed the Revenue EDO to convene a meeting with CCPO and formulate a strategy to remove encroachments from the Gharibabad area and hand over the possession of the plot to the petitioner.
The court also directed the law enforcement agencies to provide aid to the DO for implementation of the court order and hand over the same to its owner.