KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday said it had initiated a probe against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh for illegally selling government land.
The bureau, in its letter to the deputy commissioner Malir, has requested for all records pertaining to the selling of 253 acres of government land illegally along with details of his farmhouse and other documents.
“In connection with a complaint being processed in this Bureau, it is revealed that 253 acres of government land situation in District Malir Karachi has been illegally occupied/sold by Haleem Adil Sheikh and others in connivance with the officers/ officials of Board of Revenue District Malir Karachi,” the letter said, adding that ACE East Zone Karachi also conducted an inquiry into the matter.
The documents requested by NAB include ownership title/documents of Country Chalet Farm Houses Project, Deh Kharkaro, ownership title/documents of Palm Village Resorts Project and any other information relevant to the subject matter.
The letter further said an anti-corruption unit has already completed an inquiry against the PTI leader which NAB has also requested. DC Malir has been directed to submit the records by July 27.
Moreover, NAB sources said Sheikh had used the government land for commercial purposes.
Earlier, reports of Sheikh being involved in a land scam had emerged. The PTI leader was said to have illegally allotted 207 acres of state land, worth Rs410 million.
The report by local media had also cited that the lawmaker involved in the illegal allotment of land through fraud as well.