KARACHI: Provincial Ombudsman Sindh, Asad Ashraf Malik has issued non-bailable arrest warrant of against the builder of Foundation Blessings, Athar Ahmed Siddiqui, for his failure to appear in hearing of the case under investigation against Foundation Blessings, despite various notices.
A handout issued here Thursday said, Siddiqui e did not appear in the hearing following which Provincial Ombudsman Sindh ordered the police to arrest and produce him on April 30, 2014.
Investigation is being carried out by the Ombudsman Secretariat on the complaint filed by an allottee of the Foundation Blessing, Muhammad Idrees, an employee of NED University of Engineering Technology Karachi.
Complainant stated that he had booked an apartment of Foundation Blessings, Block 2, Scheme-36 Karachi in 1996 and paid more than Rs0.3mn as per schedule to the builder. The possession was scheduled to be given to him in May 2001. However, the builder abandoned the project incomplete and also failed to refund the money to the complainant and other allottees.
Following delay in completing the project and giving possession of the flat, the complainant took up the matter with the Building Control Authority, but the authority failed to help him and other allottees; therefore, he approached the Provincial Ombudsman Sindh Secretariat and filed a complaint against the builder.
While the matter was under investigation at the Ombudsman Secretariat the builder was summoned to clarify his position but he did not appear despite repeated reminders. In view of his non compliance, the Ombudsman Sindh ordered to issue non-bailable warrant for his arrest.
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