Overseas Pakistani appeals govt to retrieve land from grabbers
March 10, 2023 07:04 AM
An overseas Pakistani has appealed to the Pakistan Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister to help save his investment in Pakistan as he is facing life threats from the land grabbers who are already occupying his precious piece of land in Lahore.
Lawyer Mushtaq Ahmad Mohal and his client Saqib Jalal Uddin, a UK national, held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club Thursday.
Lawyer Mushtaq Ahmad Mohal said that land grabbers had illegally occupied the land of his client at Model Town, Lahore.
He said his client is still unable to visit Lahore as they have serious apprehensions about being attacked by the land grabbers. Saqib claimed that he filed applications with the police, and overseas commission, and even filed lawsuits in courts but to date, he has been unable to get possession of his property.
“Whenever I visit Lahore to pursue my legal cases, I have to stay in a hotel and seek security from private persons.”
Saqib further claimed that their family had brought all their earnings to Pakistan and invested millions of dollars in the country's real estate, but their investment was at stake at the hands of the land mafia and the state machinery has been showing lukewarm response to the complaints of all such oversees Pakistanis. Foreign remittances by overseas Pakistanis have been the only breathing factor for the economy of the country which witnessed substantial reduction during the last year and our country is almost on the verge of collapse, he said, adding that no foreign national will be desirous to invest in Pakistan if their investment will be at stake.
He appealed to the high-ups to save help his investment and property in Pakistan, otherwise, he will shift all his investment to some other country.