Karachi: Accused testify in illegal land allotment case
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, a special anti-corruption court on Saturday recorded statements of the accused in a land scam case. The former officials of the defunct Karachi Municipal Corporation were charged with unlawfully allotting 200 acres of land of a much larger amenity plot commonly known as KMC Gutter Baghicha to KMC officers` cooperative housing society in 1993.
However, the accused in their statements denied all the charges levelled against them by the prosecution.
The judge of the special anti-corruption court, Rashida Asad, who was conducting the trial, adjourned the hearing till Nov 22 for final arguments. The then commissioner of the Karachi Municipal Corporation, Allahuddin Sabir, former assistant director (land) of the KMC Altaf Ahmed Khan, ex-chief promoter of the KMC officers` cooperative housing society Abdul Hafeez, the then senior director (land), the late Syed Tanveer Abbas Naqvi, and the former SO of the local bodies of the government of Sindh, the late Mohammad Siddiq Dar, were charged with unlawfully allotting 200 acres out of Gutter Baghicha to the cooperative housing society.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.