KARACHI: (Web Desk) Nationalist leader Zain Shah surrendered Saturday to an anti-terrorism court in the Bahria Town riot case.
Sindh United Party Leader Syed Shah has been remanded into jail till June 26.
Sindh United Party chief Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, Zain Shah, Sajjad Ahmed Chandio, Aslam Khairpuri, and Jan Mohammad Junejo had approached the Sindh High Court Hyderabad’s bench and applied for bail in the case. They were granted 10-day protective bail against a sum of Rs25,000 on June 10.
The Sindh Action Committee, an alliance of nationalist parties in the province, gave the call for the protest against the alleged hostile takeover of some goth lands by the Bahria Town management.
The committee comprises Qadir Magsi, Jalal Mehmood Shah, Ayaz Latif Palijo, and other Sindhi nationalist leaders. The Sindh Indigenous Rights Alliance, which has led several such protests, supported the call too.
The alliance has been striving to save the lands of the indigenous people for the last eight years.
Bahria Town staff often visit nearby goths and ask the residents to vacate them, they claimed. They have offered to financially compensate the residents but the villagers have refused to give up their ancestral lands.
The Bahria Town management is trying to take over lands in Noor Mohammad Gabol Goth, Usman Allahrakhiyo Goth, Hadi Bakhsh Gabol Goth, and Abdullah Gabol Goth, according to the alliance members. Apart from these goths, it wishes to take over private lands owned by Kamal Jokhiyo, Faiz Gabol, and Ameeruddin Gabol too.
The Sindh Indigenous Rights Alliance was formed in 2015 in reaction to the Bahria Town’s land acquisition, which they said had affected dehs in Malir.
Chairman National Commission for Minorities Chela Ram Kewlani and NCM Members had a fruitful meeting with British High Commissioner in Pakistan Mr. Christian Turner at British High Commision Islamabad. meeting was started with greetings, Chairman NCM Chela Ram Kewlani briefed about NCM and all activities NCM is doing along with that a fruitful discussion was done on Minorities in Pakistan. Christian Turner British High Commission in Pakistan praised NCM workings and hard work for interfaith harmony in Pakistan and supported to work together for betterment of Pakistan and UK Friendship. Meeting was concluded with Delicious Hi Tea.