Two PMLN MNAs named in Sahiwal land-grabbing scam

Both have been accused of grabbing state land.

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A notice has been issued to two PML-N lawmakers for grabbing land in Sahiwal, by Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment on Saturday.

As per the reports, the two men involved were PML-N MNA Sayed Imran Shah Wali and MPA Malik Nadeem Kamran. The two men occupied state land in Sahiwal. The involved deputy commissioner was asked to retrieve the same from them through a letter.

Further on, it was also added that other than these two, notices were issued to 19 other people, who had illegally occupied land.

”PML-N MNA from Sahiwal Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf and Mian Javed Latif from Sheikhupura will face legal action for alleged grabbing of the state land,” ACE Punjab chief Gohar Nafees told a local news source.

He added that ACE has decided to register a case against Chaudhry Ashraf because he illegally grabbed 200 kanal of state land in Arifwala. On the other hand, an investigation is underway to determine the role of Javed Latif in the land-grab case. Following that, appropriate action would be taken against him as well.

”All those officials concerned who helped the lawmakers grab the state land will also face legal action,” Gohar Nafees added.

Previously, ACE team launched an operation in Arifwala. Recovering 217 kanal land, an additional three marla government land was also retrieved from Javed Latif and others.

”Javed Latif had constructed New Mian Flour Mills on illegally occupied state land, the ACE said. The officials with the help of the district administration demolished the boundary wall of the mills.”

Further speaking to the said media source, Javed Latif occupied the land ‘smartly’ to save skin from any legal action.

”MNA Latif used to grab the state land through his frontmen in connivance with the revenue officials from whom he bought it to become a bona fide purchaser,` he said. The ACE was exploring the legal options to lay hand on him but he (Latif) was confident that he would get away in this case”, he told.

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