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    Land Cruiser For Sale In Karachi 2013

  • This land is your land, this land is my land

    KARACHI: On any given day one hears, for the umpteenth time, of a new housing society being launched, with state-of- the-art facilities, a lucrative geographical location, and the very best in construction...

    Ironically, this is in sharp contrast to the squalor in low-income housing and slums the city is home to, and the question that seems to arise is what factors are contributing to the widening disparity between housing in...

  • 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...

  • Karachi ATC sentences MQM worker to life in prison for murdering 3 clerics in 2013

    An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Monday sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker to imprisonment for life after finding him guilty of involvement in the target killing of three clerics in Karachi in 2013...

    Four accused said to be associated with the MQM – Syed Haider Ali alias Police Wala, Asghar alias Kaka Banda, Wajahat alias Chikna and Syed Ali Hassan Zaidi – were detained after being charged with the murder of Mufti...

  • More mobile phones snatched in Karachi this year than in 2013

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was on Tuesday informed that mobile phone snatching had increased during the current year as so far 14,051 cell phones were snatched compared to 12,187 in 2013 in Karachi...

    The IGP tells the CM that terrorism, kidnapping for ransom and targeted killing cases decreaseHe claimed that the cases of mobile phone snatching had gone up due to registration of FIRs, as in the past the victims were...

  • COVER: The politics of land: Karachi: The Land Issue

    KARACHI is a city characterised by contestations over resources by a diverse set of formal and informal actors — land and water being the two sectors where this trend is the most prevalent...

    As a parallel economy, it has become more difficult to effectively document the interface between land, services, housing and the associated socio-political, economic and environmental undercurrents...

  • NAB retrieves 10,000 acres of usurped state land near Karachi from land mafia

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday claimed to have retrieved 10,000 acres of usurped state land off Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion, where some major housing schemes were launched in connivance with the revenue officials, Dawn has learnt...

    “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of...

  • QAU syndicate opposes sale of land to pide

    ISLAMABAD: The syndicate of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Thursday rejected the proposal of selling the university’s land to the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)...

    “Today, we discussed the matter in detail and a majority of the members opposed the proposal of handing over the QAU land to the PIDE,” said a member who requested not to be named...

  • PPP to resist sale of Pakistan Steel Mills land

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peo­ples Party Senator Taj Haider on Friday said that he will resist the sale of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) land under the garb of clearing its liabilities...

    “I will set up a protest camp there and not allow the sale of land this way,” he said during a meeting of Senate Standing Com­m­ittee on Industries which was discussing issues related to PSM including nonpayment of gratuity and provident fund to 3,500...

  • NA body to oppose sale of PSM land

    KARACHI: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Industries and Production will not favour sale of 11,000 acres belonging to Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) in the ongoing privatisation process...

    Sources said Umar was also critical over the composition of the board of directors of PSM and urged for the induction of relevant and competent persons...

  • Apex court suspends PU syndicate decision of land sale to NTDC

    LAHORE: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday suspended a decision of the Punjab University syndicate of giving its 80-kanal land to the government for the construction of a grid station and summoned members of the syndicate along with details of its approval...

    “Go and acquire some land of chief minister’s house or in Raiwind if grid station is so important,” said the chief justice...

  • Rashid proposes sale of railways land to overcome deficit

    LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has proposed sale of railways land to end the organisation’s deficit and urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to promulgate an ordinance for the purpose...

    “The prime minister has sought within a fortnight details of the precious land railways has in many cities,” said the minister at a press conference at the railways headquarters on Saturday...

  • Pakpattan shrine case: Lawyer says Nawaz Sharif had no role in sale of land

    In its report, the JIT had recommended initiation of criminal proceedings against several individuals, including the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif for withdrawing a Dec 17, 1969 notification and allotting the huge land of Auqaf around Pakpattan to Dewan Ghulam Qutab in 1986, allegedly in violation of a Lahore High Court (LHC) order...

    Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked if the land was the property of the then government or of...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    The case has again highlighted the Japanese problem of “karoshi” ? meaning death from overwork ? and is an embarrassing revelation for NHK, which has campaigned against the nation's long-hours culture...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    The ECP rejected the allegations that numerous unauthorised and unlawful changes were made in the final polling scheme for constituencies in violation of the Representation of People’s Act 1976 and said a list of polling stations had been...

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