NAB Karachi arrests Haji Adam Jokhio

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi has arrested Haji Adam Jokhio wanted in a fraud inquiry.

Haji Adam Jokhio allegedly cheated public at large by defrauding around 1100 allottees of their rightful ownership by booking plots in their names and receiving huge sums of amounts in lieu of same back in 1992.

Haji Adam Jokhio has been depriving allottees for last 27 years as the value of land was increased manifold. The project launched under name of Gulshan e Dozan by Haji Adam Jokhio suffered illegalities on various counts, while the land of 70 acres was also illegal. The value of land is approximately Rs 3.5 billion.

Haji Adam Jokhio being part of land mafia has been operating since decades in usurping government lands and cheating public at large.

The said land which was booked for various allottees was further sold by accused Haji Adam Jokhio to another builder where another project was being launched, instead of handing over to allottees from whom he collected huge sums of amounts. The arrested accused was produced before the Accountability Court which has granted 14 days of physical remand.

It may be mentioned here that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has approached Land Utilization Department, Sindh seeking demolishment of buildings and structures illegally erected on CBR/FBR land in K-28, Trans Lyari Quarters, Hawks bay Road Maurypur.

Chief Consultant (Land/Properties), FBR, Anwar Iqbal in a letter to Land Utilization Department, Sindh dated July 16, 2019 noted that Haji Adam Jokhio s/o Abdul Rahim Jokhio, Ari s/o Haji Mehran, Usman s/o Sadiq and others had encroached a total of 320 acres (approximately) of CBR/FBR land. This land is part and parcel of 2,720.38 acres of CBR/FBR land.

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