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April 11, 2018

Special person ‘deprived of property through fake deed’


April 11, 2018

The son of a deceased British Pakistani has appealed for justice alleging that his property has been occupied by an influential man. Ahmed Adnan Khan, a special person who lost his leg in a murder attempt on his life in 2004, alleged that he is waiting for justice after his father's property was captured by the caretaker of the property Abdul Hameed Khan.

Ahmed Adnan Khan is son of late professor Ajmal Khan who was an overseas Pakistani and studied at Chelsea College, University of London, and later taught there. Ahmed Adnan Khan became disabled in a murder attempt in 2004 after he was attacked by unidentified men, following the appointment of Abdul Hameed Khan as caretaker after the demise of Muhammad Ajmal Khan.

The overseas Pakistani professor Muhammad Ajmal was owner of the property located behind Urdu Bazaar, Lahore. After the demise of Professor Ajmal Khan in 1997, his family was left stranded. Ahmed Adnan Khan and his two minor sisters were unable to take care of the property.

Their divorced mother appointed Abdul Hameed Khan as caretaker for that property. Mr Khan was also tenant in that area and looked after the rented property of Professor Ajmal Khan. The property was rented out by Abdul Hameed Khan as he was responsible for the property but allegedly usurped the valuable property of the deceased Prof Muhammad Ajmal Khan with the connivance of his fellows.

Meanwhile, Abdul Hameed Khan, it is alleged, prepared a false and bogus sale deed No. 7232, book No. 1 vol. 2071 dated 30-10-2001 in his name and his sister Mrs Fareeda Afzal, wife of Muhammad Afzal Khan, both resident of 201 Abu Baker Block, New Garden Town, Lahore. The deed was registered in the back dates. Papers show that it was impossible for Adnan Ahmed to sell the property as it was never transferred to his or his sisters and remained in the name of the Adnan Ahmed's deceased father. Adnan Ahmed told The News that it's impossible to buy property from a dead man and "its crystal clear that I and my family have been defrauded". Record shows that Adnan Ahmed filed a complaint before the Punjab Overseas Pakistani Commission on 25-6-2016 which was sent to the Revenue Department to probe into the matter.

The case was referred to Anti-Corruption Establishment Lahore where Nawaz Gondal was appointed as inquiry officer but Adnan Ahmed alleged that "delaying tactics were used" and "anti-corruption unit has not given their findings to the overseas commission". The case in the overseas commission remained open.

On the complaints of Ahmed Adnan Khan, Director Anti-Corruption Establishment, Brig (R) Muzafar Ali Ranjha, ordered probe but the inquiry failed to give any result. Adnan Ahmed was told that he should pursue his case in a civil court.

Adnan said: "I have no means to fight my case in civil courts as such cases take decades to settle and that's a long wait to get justice. I am a disabled person and there's no one to help me."

He said his family is living a very miserable life whereas the accused are enjoying and getting huge financial benefits from the property that belongs to "my family". When contacted, both Abdul Hameed Khan and his sister Farida Afzal categorically rejected the allegations of Adnan Khan. Due to a serious ailment Abdul Hameed couldn't answer properly and Abdul Samad, the son of Abdul Hameed, spoke on behalf of his father.

Abdul Samad alleged that Adnan Ahmed sold the property in 2000 against the lump sum payment of Rs4,500,000. Adnan didn't hand over property even after full payment. He demanded Rs1,500,000 for dispossession. "We even paid the amount", said Abdul Hameed. But Abdul Hameed and his father failed to provide any proof of payment to Adnan Ahmed. Hameed promised he will provide proof but didn't.

Adnan Ahmed claimed that it is impossible for them to provide any proof of any sort of payment. Adnan Ahmed claimed that he was disabled when he was attacked in the same case to silence him but Samad said that so far as the First Investigation Report is concerned, Adnan Khan was in Manga Mandi where he was injured in fighting between two parties.

"I have nothing to do with attack on him. "Abdul Samad claimed that anti-corruption establishment, and oversees commission of Pakistan had closed the inquiry; however, it is a fact that overseas commission has not closed the case.

A spokesman of the commission said that it awaited file from Nawaz Gondal. "The case is still open." Meanwhile, when contacted, Deputy Director Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab Nawaz Gondal said that Director General (DG) of Anti-Corruption heard this case personally and investigated thoroughly. He said that Adnan Khan failed to prove any evidence in his support.

He said: "Adnan Ahmed Khan should move civil courts for clarification. My department understands that all documents submitted by Abdul Samad Khan are true and genuine. The case has now been closed."

Adnan Ahmed Khan said that he and his family don't have enough funds to fight the case in civil court. Adnan Ahmed appealed to Chief Justice of Lahore High Court to take suo motu notice and "bring the culprits in court of justice". He added: "Anti-corruption unit knows I don't have money for lawyers; therefore, they are asking me to go to courts because they know we have been looted and left with nothing. Only superior court can help me by looking into the whole case. My disability is killing me and I plead for justice."

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