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Developers crush rights in land grab rush [Pakistan]

Author: Munawer Azeem, Dawn [Pakistan], Published on: 17 February 2010

At least three leading property developers have allegedly acquired...public and private land in and around the federal committing serious violations of human rights and killing innocent citizens...The revelations have been made in the report of a judicial inquiry conducted by District and Sessions Judge Mazhar Hussain Minhas and submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan...It exposes cold-blooded operations conducted by Bahria Town, Defence Housing Authority and Habib Rafique to deprive hundreds of people and the state of valuable land,...while legal owners were killed or evicted from their property and...implicated in false cases...and then forced to sell their remaining property. [The Resource Centre invited Habib Rafiq to respond but it has not yet done so. Responses by Bahria Town and Defence Housing Authority are below. Habib Rafiq declined to respond]

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Related companies: Bahria Town Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Habib Rafiq