With heavy machinery and goons, Bahria Town has illegally demolished 44 villages so far
'Bahria town authorities have demolished our graveyard, and have illegally occupied our eidgah land'- Villager
In an attempt to expand its area, Bahria Town Karachi has started occupying lands in a village, Ali Muhammad Gabol Goth. The Bahria Town administration has been forcing locals to vacate the area in line with an alleged Supreme Court order.
According to details, the authorities have demolished houses and assaulted villagers to occupy their lands illegally using heavy machinery and thugs.
A video of a resident of Ali Muhammad Gabol Goth has been circulating on social media. The resident said the Bahria authorities have demolished ‘their graveyard and took control of the eidgah land.’
Bahria has demolished our graveyard, they’ve illegally occupied the eidgah land, they’re closing in on us saying that Supreme Court has given this land to Bahria
— AWP Karachi (@AWPKarachi) October 2, 2020
A party worker leader, Hafeez Baloch, said Bahria Town has been taking over lands since its establishment in the city. It takes land by force if people do not agree to sell it to them.
Baloch added, Bahria invaded another village, Arbab Muhammad Gabol Goth, in the past, and damaged its graveyard, continuing that a similar operation is being carried out in Ali Muhammad Gabol Goth.
.@AWPKarachi's @BalochHafeez201 speaks on Dawn News about the displacement in Ali Mohd Gabol Goth yesterday & how Bahria Town has forcibly dispossessed indigenous residents of their ancestral land to expand Bahria Town Karachi. #SayNoToBahriaTown pic.twitter.com/cqgpZIdOx9
— Awami Workers Party (@AwamiWorkers) October 3, 2020
Following this, the Human Rights Activist, Ammar Ali Jan, said, “Bahria town has dispossessed hundreds of people while being subsidized by public money. The Sindh government, federal government, and media are all helpless in front of Malik Riaz. The Real Estate mafia is a ‘state above state’ that must be held accountable.”
Social media users shared the pictures and videos of the destruction done by the Bahria Town administration.
Fourty four villages have been eaten up by Bahria Town, that have been documented in govt publications since the 1960s at least.
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) October 3, 2020
Killler punishment is hangging, what about this mafia thief malak riaz choor, he is killing hundreds thousands of people during their lifetime by taking everything frm them for the sake of fake land grabbing, this has to stop and riaz should be hangged too#SayNoToBahriaTown
— KiNG (@YesYesKing) October 3, 2020
Bahria Town is attempting to illegaly and forcefully occupy a decades old Ali Muhammad Gabol Goth in Karachi.
Media, Sindh and Federal governments all are silent. #SayNoToBahriaTown pic.twitter.com/JUPzHoF2Cu
— Ammar Ali (@ShahAmmarAli) October 3, 2020
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