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  • ‘Karachi’s water, electricity being given to Bahria Town, DHA City’

    KARACHI: Historian Gul Hasan Kalamati gave the people of Karachi a lot to think about on Saturday evening when he said that water and electricity meant for Karachi were being redirected to Bahria Town and DHA City...

    Mr Kalamati was one of the many speakers invited by the Irtiqa Institute of Social Science to talk on the military farms in Okara and the Bahria Town...

  • Karachi’s iconic park given to Bahria Town

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday handed over Karachi’s iconic park — Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim — to real estate giant Bahria Town for 10 years in a move which the provincial authorities claimed would save funds and encourage private organisations to carry out social work and public service...

    A notification issued by the Sindh local government ministry stated that the decision to hand over the park “for adoption” had been taken after...

  • Bahria Town will not take over Karachi park until all stakeholders approve: Malik Riaz

    Malik Riaz, the owner of real estate giant Bahria Town, said Friday that his company will not take over Karachi’s iconic park — Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim — until all stakeholders, including mayor Waseem Akhtar agree to hand it over to them...

    Riaz's statement is a response to Friday's news report saying the Sindh government had decided to hand over the park to Bahria Town for 10 years in a move which the provincial authorities claimed would...

  • SC bars Bahria Town from sale, purchase of land in Karachi

    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...

  • NAB launches probe against Bahria Town megaprojects in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi

    In accordance with the orders of the apex court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by the watchdog on Monday...

    Take a look: Bahria Town Karachi: Greed unlimitedOn May 4, the Supreme Court, in three hard-hitting verdicts against the real estate empire, had declared the procurement of land...

  • Bahria Town Karachi built without any NOCs: SBCA

    KARACHI: If claims made in a report submitted by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) in the Supreme Court on Saturday are correct, construction in Bahria Town Karachi (BTK) is taking place in brazen violation of building rules and regulations...

    They come a little over a month after the Supreme Court judgement on May 4 that found massive illegalities in the process of acquiring land for Bahria Town Karachi (BTK)...

  • CJP lashes out at Bahria Town Karachi for opening account to collect outstanding payments

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday barred Bahria Town Karachi from issuing notices to people who have already been allotted plots, commercial buildings or build-up units to make payments to a bank account set up by the housing society...

    Last month, the apex court had ordered the additional registrar of the Supreme Court's Karachi registry to open a special account facilitating the deposit of the outstanding amount against...

  • Case registered on Bahria Town’s complaint of blackmailing

    ISLAMABAD: The capital police on Monday registered a case against two former army officers and a property dealer on a complaint lodged by an employee of Bahria Town for allegedly blackmailing its chief Malik Riaz Hussain...

    Know more: Malik Riaz says two ex-army officers blackmail himThe complaint was lodged by retired Lt-Col Khalilur Rehman, the personal staff officer of the Bahria Town chief, at the Lohi Baher police station on July...

  • Lahore’s Bilawal House still owned by Bahria Town: spokesperson

    ISLAMABAD: The property known as Bilawal House in Lahore is currently in the name of Bahria Town, a spokesperson for the housing society clarified on Sunday...

    In a statement issued apropos a news item titled, ‘Who owns Lahore’s Bilawal House’, published in this newspaper on May 10, the Bahria Town spokesperson stated: “Bahria Town has [until] now only received an amount of Rs170 million, against a total value of Rs0...

  • PIFFA, Bahria to establish transhipment hub

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahria Foundation for the establishment of first transhipment hub at Karachi port, with initial seed money of Rs200 million...

    The MoU was signed by Deputy Managing Director Bahria Foundation Commodore Syed Obaidullah and PIFFA Chairman Asim Saeed Khan, and was witnessed by Federal Minister for Ports...

  • LHC vacates Bahria Town's stay on construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III

    Vacating a stay on the construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III, which had been issued on property developer Bahria Town's plea, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has given the Punjab government permission to begin construction on the project...

    The stay was issued in January 2016 after Bahria Town petitioned the courts since the said road was to pass through an under-construction housing scheme owned by the property...

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