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NAB arrests KDA official for suspected ‘China-cutting’

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Tuesday arrested an official of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) for his alleged involvement in ‘China-cutting’.

The accused, Mohammad Shakir alias Shakir Langra, was taken into custody during a raid in Karachi’s Federal B Area.

According to a NAB Karachi spokesperson, Shakir, in his capacity as a deputy district officer for shifting, had allegedly accepted millions of rupees in return for making fake documents to create 281 residential plots on 14 amenity areas of Surjani Town by china-cutting.

These plots were later sold to private parties, causing a loss of Rs168 million to the national exchequer, he added.

Earlier in 2015, NAB arrested three officials of KDA on charges of land grabbing.

Land grabbing and ‘China-cutting’ is a major issue in Karachi, and according to security officials it plays a major part in fueling the violence in the metropolis.

Since the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) and the security operation in Karachi, local law enforcement forces have also focused on land grabbing cases and are trying to curb the practice in Karachi.

courtesy : dawn news



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