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‘Time’s up to make deals’: Supreme Court judge not happy with Bahria Town’s Rs435b offer

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 6, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Mar 6, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
‘Time’s up to make deals’: Supreme Court judge not happy with Bahria Town’s Rs435b offer

The case has been adjourned till March 13

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.

Related: SC turns down Bahria Town’s offer to pay Rs200b to avoid NAB reference

“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.

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17 Comments

  1. Avatar
      Aleem Mohyuddin  March 6, 2019 8:52 pm/ Reply

    Only solution is to charge market price to Bahria town with penalties to stop such corrupt practices of corrupt political mafia in future

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      Sher Ali  March 6, 2019 9:47 pm/ Reply

    There are many individuals who have purchased files of plots without any plot # allotted to them in Bahria sports city on installments. My son in law residing in USA has already paid almost 5 millions and is to pay 4 installments of 3.25 lakh each. What will b his fate. Is it in knowledge of Honourable judge of Supreme Court.

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      Fahad Adnan  March 6, 2019 10:17 pm/ Reply

    When supreme Court has got everything in black and white, why scared to fine Bahria town ? Bahria town is basically a state Land grabber, or criminal. Fine and put him in jail for criminal act? If supreme Court will not heavily fine than more land grabbers will produce in the country.

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      Mir Anwar Yakub  March 6, 2019 10:24 pm/ Reply

    Punishment is very important, if you will not punishment to Malik Riaz, more land grabbers will produce. Last month, govt declared 148 illegal societies only in Karachi. Everyone knows except supreme Court. They are all land grabbers and no punishment. It’s shame on our honourable courts.

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      Sajid Mahmood  March 6, 2019 11:34 pm/ Reply

    When the government change, the corrupt person becomes hero and the action will be done. In Pakistan these are very common things. He will be released and media is already in the hands of rich men. So don’t waste time of public

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      Sajid Mahmood  March 6, 2019 11:36 pm/ Reply

    We pray to God to save our country.

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      Sabir siddiqui  March 7, 2019 7:01 am/ Reply

    It should be double at least ..

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      Fahad Adnan  March 7, 2019 7:03 am/ Reply

    If you will clear Malik Riaz upon Land grabbing , he will do again and again. He is a state criminal mafia. Grabs land with complete force. Open your eyes , keeping the interest of poor investor’s. Grab him and squeeze, whatever he earned illegally. No punishment means judiciary is party in it.

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      Khan  March 7, 2019 9:06 am/ Reply

    Everything is done n this country is through deals …. like new govts, new registrar, etc. What Malik riaz did is what common practice n Pak. If court wants to stop this practice start where it all starts from.

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      Anonymous  March 7, 2019 11:50 am/ Reply

    He is trying to do a settlement with the Court. It looks as if money can settle anything. Malik Riaz should be put behind bars and made an example for others.

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      Salman khan  March 7, 2019 12:36 pm/ Reply

    If NO punishment to Land grabbers, it means , our courts are NOT capable enough to deliver. All Land grabbers are watching supreme Court decision. If NO punishment, or heavy fine than be ready, more land grabbers will produce and public will become right to say our honourable courts have ZERO performance.

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      I K  March 7, 2019 1:05 pm/ Reply

    Will the Supreme Court respect third party stakeholders

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      Muhammad Waseem  March 7, 2019 3:41 pm/ Reply

    There should be no deal in this matter also by SCOP, as the have grabbed millions square meter without legal documents and what i am afraid is he must be linked with the governments passed for last 10 years, It is fare that if we want to change the system, just make an audit of land purchases, if they are right, let them proceed for future development, if they are wrong somewhere, Just make heavy fine, ban the establishment, and also proceed for other illegal land grabbers, which are a shame on society.

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      Imran  March 8, 2019 2:05 am/ Reply

    DHA is much bigger Land grabber, but no one dares to challenge in land of so called pure

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      Syed Abbas  March 8, 2019 10:35 am/ Reply

    He should pay immediately a minimum of markeet price with a highest penalty in order to stop him infuture.

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      H.A.Khan  March 8, 2019 12:54 pm/ Reply

    Why should Bharia Town be treated special.
    Let the law take it’s own course. an illegality is an illegality and remains a illegality.

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      naveed ahmed Tunio  March 8, 2019 4:01 pm/ Reply

    Our Demand to Honorable CJ.
    Kindly look at those people who invested and satisfied with BT and waiting for possession or waiting completion of work.

    Bahria Head office has delaying all the process even for ready villa , apartment etc , they are not providing possessions to Innocent clients.

    We request you to instruct BT to provide possessions and open transactions at least.
    further disputed area BT should face and Honorable courts should ask more amount from land grabbers.

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