A Supreme Court judge thinks that Bahria Town’s offer to pay Rs435 billion for acquiring land illegally is not good enough.
The time for making deals is over now, said Justice Azmat Saeed while hearing the case on Wednesday. “We will listen to the respondents and then make a decision.” There will be no deal at the next hearing, he added.
Bahria Town can increase its offer if it wants to, he remarked.
“We want dheel, even if there is no deal,” said Azhar Siddique, the lawyer for Bahria Town.
Bahria Town will give allottees space outside the boundary wall, said the lawyer. The people whose booking was done by marketing companies will be given the space, he explained. Bahria Town has arranged for alternative land.
The prosecutor-general said that the Sindh government will have no reservations over the decided amount.
The case was adjourned till March 13.