Balochistan chapter of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday launched an inquiry into an alleged multi-billion scam featuring illegal land allotment in Gwadar.
It was reported that some private individuals, patronised by influential people, were allotted 3,167 acres of state land worth Rs 70 billion in Balochistan’s port city of Gwadar.
During the initial inquiry, it was revealed that these individuals, in connivance with influential people and revenue authorities, were transferred about 12,000 acres of land. However, after the scam was exposed, the land was restored in favour of the government.
Later, the high court upheld the decision of the settlement and directed an SBMR court to hear the case to determine the land boundaries.
Meanwhile, the revenue authorities, through an illegal judicial order, allotted 3,167 acres out of 12,000 acres in favour of these individuals. However, the SMBR orders were challenged by the government before a full bench of the Board of Revenue which suspended the order.
The NAB, taking cognizance of the corruption and corrupt practices of the land mafia, had authorised an inquiry into the allegation.