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Why didn’t you allot land in Khairpur to Bahria Town, SHC chief justice asks Qaim Ali Shah

March 21, 2019

Former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah has been instructed to cooperate with NAB in the illegal allotment case against him. 

When he appeared before the Sindh High Court on Thursday, Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh asked how he allotted land to Bahria Town.

You didn’t have the power to allot land belonging to poor people to Bahria Town, noted the judge. Why didn’t you allot land in Khairpur instead, he asked. Shah is from Khairpur and has been elected as an MPA from the area several times.

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Shah told the court that he believes NAB is out to get him but the chief justice said it isn’t. The allegations will be investigated and then we will know what really happened, he said.

Speaking to the media outside the court, Shah said he has nothing to do with the illegal allotment. He said he’s heard NAB has orders from above to go after the big fish. “But I am a small man,” he said.


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    Ijaz   March 22, 2019 5:21 pm/ Reply

    Justice in Pakistan is lopsided where the judges make deals not application of law for all. Bani gala can be regulaerised .aleema Khan had been let off the hook but the poor shop owners who have been paying rent regularly their shops are demolished.what kind of justice is this

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