Pakistani expats move SHC to seek ownership rights of plots, villas they ‘booked’ in Bahria Town

"Bahria Town deprived us of ownership rights of plots, and villas booked in Karachi, despite we made regular, and full payments," Petitioners


KARACHI: Some four overseas Pakistanis living in the US and Canada have approached Sindh High Court against Bahria Town, a privately owned real-estate development tycoon for ‘depriving’ them of ownership rights of plots, and villas despite making full payments.

In a petition filed before the Sindh High Court (SHC), the complainants said they booked plots and villas in Bahria Town Karachi and made regular payments through installments, since the launch of the mega project in Karachi in 2013.

The complainants, named Noor Jahan Bibi, Uzma Shaheen, Asadullah Khan and Naveed Rasheed claimed that they have been deprived of the villas and plots despite making full payments.

Noor Jahan Bibi booked a plot of 125 square yards, Uzma Shaheen also got a plot of 125 square yards,  Asadullah Khan paid for plots of 500 and 125 square yards. Similarly, Naveed Rasheed paid full payment for a 250 square yard residential plot in Bahria Town.

But, the real estate company, they claimed, has not allotted plots and villas to them. They have been deprived of their ownership rights, and allotments, yet.

The complainants say that they tried to contact Bahria Town several times, but the administration remained silent, which shows a moral decay on the part of Bahria Town.

They said that despite being a multi billionaire, Bahria Town usurped their rights, and the management is dealing with new investors in BTK-2.

The petitioners said when the balloting took place, their names were astonishingly missing, after which the Supreme Court took up the Bahria Town case, and the land which they had booked was included in the illegal land portion.
Thay posed question as who ordered Bahria Town to include our names in the illegal land, despite they made regular payments.

They said their parents are suffering from heart disease, urging the court to ensure speedy justice to them, saying “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

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