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Court Summons Shahbaz, Maryam in illegal land occupation case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2020. 11:12 am
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and vice-president Maryam Nawaz have been summoned by a civil court.

According to the details, both have been summoned in a case against them for allegedly encroaching upon 4,000 acres of land in Jati Umra.

Senior Civil Judge Fauzia Saira, hearing an application filed by Punjab University Professor Dr. Abdul Rauf, directed both of them to turn up on August 20.

The applicant alleged that the Sharif family had encroached upon his forefathers’ thousands of acres of land in Jati Umra which they had purchased from the then government from 1911 to 1912.  According to the application the actual owner of the land in question, Pir Buksh, is still alive, he said.

Abdul Rauf claimed that he had documentary evidence that can be made part of the court’s proceedings and pleaded with the judge to issue directives for removal of encroachment from the land.

He further demanded that the Sharif family pay a sum of Rs 50 billion as financial damages he suffered because of the illegal occupation of the land.

Let ot be known that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz is facing a land acquisition inquiry instituted by the National Accountability Burea (NAB) for allegedly acquiring 200 hundred acres of land in Raiwind in 2013 in violation of rules.

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