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    Bahria Town Karachi Balloting

  • ‘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...

  • All construction activities in Bahria Town Karachi are illegal, SBCA tells SHC

    KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) on Tuesday informed the Sindh High Court that all the construction activities at Bahria Town were unauthorised and illegal and its “Bahria Greens” project was launched without obtaining a sale and advertisement no-objection certificate from the authority...

    When a petition filed against Bahria Town’s new scheme came up for hearing before a two-judge bench headed by Justice Khadim...

  • Concept of secret balloting alien to Islam, observes chief justice

    The observation came during the hearing of an appeal instituted by the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court’s Feb 10 judgment which, while deciding the applications of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the PML-F, had declared as void the recent amendments in the local government law, whereby secret balloting was replaced with a show of hands for electing mayors, deputy mayors and other local government representatives in the...

  • Court cases delay balloting for Haj

    ISLAMABAD: With only four months left for launching Haj operations, the government has yet to conduct balloting for the pilgrimage...

    The Haj balloting was scheduled to be held on January 28, but the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted stay on a petition filed by a private tour operator...

  • Balloting for additional quota of Haj pilgrims to be held on May 20

    The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony is going to hold another round of Haj balloting on May 20, sources well placed in the ministry told DawnNewsTV on Saturday...

    The ministry, through the balloting to be held at 3pm, is going to facilitate 9,474 more Haj pilgrims as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had recently revised the quota for Pakistani pilgrims...

  • Balloting for more Haj quota under regular scheme deferred

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of religious affairs and interfaith harmony has postponed the second balloting for distribution of additional quota among unsuccessful applicants of the government Haj scheme, according to a spokesman of the ministry...

    In a statement issued on Sunday, he said the new date of balloting would be announced after getting approval from the federal cabinet...

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