ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) President Dr Ramesh Kumar on Friday alleged in the Supreme Court (SC) that senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah’s name was among the suspects accused of encroaching upon Hindu community’s land in Sukkur.
“According to my information, Khursheed Shah’s name is among those who have illegally occupied Hindu properties,” said Kumar.
The allegation by the Hindu leader was made during the hearing of a notice earlier taken by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. The chief justice also inquired how much land had allegedly been encroached upon.
Kumar claimed that a Hindu Dharamshala and a cremation ground in Larkana were also illegally grabbed by the land mafia. The community leader added that former SC justice Rana Bhagwandas’s land had also been illegally occupied using a ‘fake’ power of attorney.
The SC also imposed a penalty of Rs25,000 – to be deposited in the dam fund – on the provincial attorney general due to his absence from the proceedings.
The hearing was adjourned till December 3.