Demo against land mafia

Karachi: The residents of Shuhada Chowk, Liaquatabad number 10, staged a protest demonstration in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday against harassment of armed men of land mafia who want to seize their land forcibly. Area Committee In Charge Irfan addressing on the occasion said that it has been 40 years since they are living there and paying all the taxes and bills including electricity and gas bills. “The land of the area was owned by late Hakeem Muhammad Said Shaheed who gave it to her daughter and then she gifted this land to the poor residents of the area.”

He said nobody has annoyed them so far, but, on Mar 17, 2014 out of blue a group of armed men arrived with police and harassed them to vacate the area. He told that goods of some shops and household items of some houses were also thrown out. “We request to the prime minster and chief minister of Sindh to save us from the land grabbing mafia.”

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