Sindh chief secretary okays action against PTI leaders in Rs1.32bn China cutting | Pakistan Today

Sindh chief secretary okays action against PTI leaders in Rs1.32bn China cutting

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah has approved action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Haleem Adil Sheikh and Dr Masroor Siyal for China cutting of state-land in city’s Malir area, Pakistan Today learnt on Thursday.

According to sources, the chief secretary chaired a meeting of the ACE-I that was attended by Sindh anti-corruption department chairman and other officials concerned a few days ago.

During the meeting, the two PTI leaders were allegedly found involved in China cutting of the government lands worth more than Rs 1.32 billion whereas Haleem Adil Sheikh and brother Aleem Adil Sheikh have been charged with China cutting by the survey officials of the Board of Revenue.

“The lands in dehs 37 to 40 have been discovered after undergoing massive China cutting by the PTI leaders. The board of revenue authorities have also forwarded a letter to the Malir assistant commissioner (AC) for resurveying the lands under strict security,” sources said.

In this regard, Karachi Survey Superintendent Dr Syed Muhammad Ali has served a notice u/s 160 CRPC in an inquiry against Haleem Adil Sheikh, Aleem Adil Sheikh, revenue officers/officials for their involvement in fraudulent land grabbing China cutting of state land worth Rs1.32 billion.

“The date for demarcation of S.No 37 to 40 Dehs Kharkharo is again fixed on 30-11-2018 at 10am. You are therefore requested to direct concerned Mukhtiarkar to be present on the site and ensure service of notices upon all the concerned parties/khatedars/department to remain present at the site on the above date of measurement”, according to an official letter.

The Sindh chief secretary ordered the chairman anti-corruption to initiate further legal proceeding like lodging of FIR against both these leaders and later on their arrests be made to ensure recovery of state-land from their possession.

Pakistan Today repeatedly tried to contact Haleem Adil Sheikh for his version, however, his cell phone remained switched off until the filing of this report.

The writer is a member of Pakistan Today's Karachi Bureau.