NAB helps retrieve 10,000 acres of state land worth Rs.75 billion

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KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB)-Karachi has helped retrieve 10,000 acres of state land, worth Rs.75 billion, usurped by mafia in connivance with certain unscrupulous elements associated with provincial revenue department.
According to available details, following an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotment of land located in Thana Boola Khan Jamshoro, the NAB has successfully managed getting thousands of acres of land restored to its actual ownership that is the provincial government.
Sindh Revenue Department was said to have canceled the illegal allotment on basis of substantial evidence.
According to NAB authorities three officials, wanted for entering fake and bogus entries in record of rights with respect to 731-28 acres of precious state land, fraudulently shown as private land, were arrested in the case in April 2018.
It was claimed that on the basis of established irrefutable evidence, the NAB has retrieved more than 10,000 acres of state land embezzled and usurped by land mafia and consequently cancelled by the revenue authorities of District Jamshoro.
Of the previously usurped property included 731-28 acres of Deh Babbar Band Taluka Boola Khan that was shown to be part of a large housing scheme, whereas rest of the land located in Dehs Hathal Buth Taluka Boola Khan was part of other various housing schemes located at main super highway Karachi.
Approximate value of the state land that has been restored back to Sindh was said to be around Rs. 75 billion.
Sindh revenue authorities on the basis of NAB investigation cum action have banned issuance of sale certificates of the said lands.
Investigation is in its final stages for which Reference shall be filed against accused persons soon, said the NAB – Karachi officials. – APP


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