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Wednesday April 17, 2024

Land documents sought from non-profit organisation over encroachment allegations

By Imdad Soomro
April 01, 2024
This general view shows the commercial district of Pakistans port city of Karachi. — AFP/File
This general view shows the commercial district of Pakistan's port city of Karachi. — AFP/File

The Sindh Anti-Encroachment Force (AEF) has asked the management of a non-profit organisation to justify the state land in its possession.

AEF officials said some four acres in District Malir were allotted to the NGO but it currently occupied nearly ten acres of land, where the head office of the organisation, university and other buildings had been established.

Through an official letter, a copy of which is available with The News, an assistant director of the AEF Karachi has asked the management of the organisation to submit all the relevant documents of their property, land and plot's file of Deh Torre, Tappo Konkar, Sub-Division Murad Memon, District Malir Karachi.

The AEF officer warned the management that if the required documents were not submitted within the mentioned time period, action would be taken as per the rules and law. The management was also told that if their record and documents were found fake or fabricated, legal action would be initiated.

Earlier, the Sindh social welfare department also wrote a letter to the president and general secretary of the organisation and quoted an audit report, in which it was alleged that millions of rupees of the Sindh government had been misused by the organisation and a university had been established from a grant-in-aid fund sanctioned for the poor people of province.

The News tried to get comments from both the chief executive officer and communication head of the non-profit organisation on the land issue but they were not available.