SC bars Bahria Town from sale, purchase of land in KarachiArchive
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday barred Bahria Town from the sale and purchase of land in Karachi after declaring the allotment of land to the company, and an exchange of land between the Malir Development Authority and Bahria Town illegal.
The court also held Bahria Town responsible for encroachment on forest land in Takht Pari area near Islamabad, and separately declared constructions in the Marri area illegal, ordering Bahria Town to stop work on Marri Housing Society.
The court directed the relevant forest department, revenue department and the Survey of Pakistan to conduct a fresh demarcation in the Takht Pari area after issuing notices to the forest department and Bahria Town to submit a report within one month before an SC implementation bench.
The court, with a two-thirds majority, directed the National Accountability Court to file references against those responsible for violating the law and decide the case within three months.
"The NAB is directed to investigate the case and file references against all those who are found responsible for committing, aiding and abetting the crime at any level or in any form," the court order reads.
The court also requested to the chief justice of Pakistan to constitute an implementation commission on the issue.
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