KARACHI- Deputy Inspector General of Police Karachi East Amir Farooqi has said that the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) is helping Police to minimize crime by providing jobs to unemployed people. He also urged ABAD to play an active role for computerization of land record to stop multiple allotments, which is giving benefit to land Mafia.
He was addressing a meeting with members of ABAD here at ABAD House on Thursday. Chairman ABAD Muhammad Hassan Bakshi, senior vice chairman Anwar Dawood, vice chairman Abdul Kareem Adhia, Chairman Southern Region Ibrahim Habib, Convener Law and Order Committee of ABAD Asif Sumsum, SSP East Ghulam Asghar Mehar and SHOs of various police stations were also present on this occasion.
DIG said that law and order situation will further in Karachi as newly inducted police officials are posted in various police stations of the city. He said that members of ABAD are responsible builders and developers and they are doing their legitimate businesses but police is facing problems in dealing with land mafia due to multiple allotments of lands by various departments and long delay of cases in civil courts. He urged ABAD to help concerned departments for computerization of land record to defeat land mafia. He praised ABAD for peaceful protest outside Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) office on Shaharae Faisal on 24th November and said that the government started to issue water NOCs due to ABAD’s sit-in.
Addressing the meeting Chairman ABAD Muhammad Hassan Bakshi said that the construction industry is passing through a critical period due to ban on construction of high-rise buildings in Karachi. He urged the Chief Justice of Supreme Court to reconsider ban on high-rise keeping n view economical loss being suffered by the country as almost 600 projects are waiting approvals, investments of billions of rupees are stopped and more than five hundred thousand people are rendered jobless. He praised police for providing protection to people and said that sacrifice rendered by the police to establish peace in the city will be remembered always. He recalled that it was very difficult to do business in Karachi before 2014 and whenever we were inviting high police official to ABAD House we were complaining of extortion, kidnapping and land grabbing but now situation has changed which is witnessed by this meeting that not a single complain regarding law and order was presented.
Addressing the gathering Convener Law and Order Committee of ABAD Asif Sumsum said period before 2014 was very critical for builders and developers but the police department provided all kind of support to us. Sindh police has paid front role in establishing peace and business of builders and developers had started once again but the ban on high-rise has again halted construction industry in the city rendering thousands of people jobless, which can again promote criminal activities. At the end of the program Vice Chairman ABAD Abdul Kareem Adhia thanked distinguished guests and paid tribute to Sindh Police for establishing peace in the city.