NAB Arrests Three in Land Scam

Karachi: NAB Karachi, during a series of raids conducted in Karachi and Rawalpindi over the period of previous two days, arrested three accused persons wanted in a land scam. Brigadier (retd.) Iftikhar Haider, the then MD KWSB, was arrested from Rawalpandi whereas Syed Omar Ahmed and Shahid Rasool from Karachi.

The accused were wanted in an investigation on the charges of illegal allotment of 25 acres government land of Evacuee Property Trust located at Deh Okewari, which is claimed by KWSB. The said land was illegally allotted by accused Gul Hassan Channa the then Secretary RS&EB, Board of Revenue Govt of Sindh. Accused Brigadier (retd.) Iftikhar Haider was charged of giving possession of land to the illegal allottees despite knowing that the land belonged to KWSB. Whereas accused Syed Omar Ahmed and Shahid Rasool were charged for being the illegal beneficiaries of the land which is worth Rs. 25 billion.

Accused Syed Omar Ahmed and Shahid Rasool will be produced before the Accountability Court today at Karachi for physical remand, whereas accused Brigadier (retd.) Iftikhar Haider will be produced after the transit remand.