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NAB Opens Inquiry Against PTI Leader For Selling Govt Land

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started a probe against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh over the alleged sale of 253-acre government land.

According to a letter sent to the Malir deputy commissioner, NAB has sought record pertaining to the sale of government land along with details of Sheikh’s farmhouse and other documents.

“In connection with a complaint being processed in this Bureau, it is revealed that 253 acres of government land 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,” the letter said, adding, 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 the Bureau has also requested. DC Malir has been directed to submit the records by July 27.

The PTI leader was reported to have illegally allotted 207 acres of state land, worth Rs410 million. Media reports also cited that the lawmaker involved in the illegal allotment of land through fraud as well.

 

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