PML-N’s MNA Afzal Khokhar arrested in land grabbing case

PML-N’s MNA Afzal Khokhar arrested in land grabbing case
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Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’ Member of National Assembly (MNA) Afzal Khokhar on Tuesday arrested from Supreme Court’s Lahore registry premises in land grabbing case.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of a case pertaining to allegedly land grabbing by Afzal and his brother Saiful Malook Khokhar.

Lahore Development Authority (LDA) officer informed the court due to Khokhar brothers’ political influence all the officers had been transferred who were taking action against Afzal Khokhar.

Addressing Afzal Khokhar brother Saqib Nisar said I knew your family became billionaires by corruption. You family grabbed the lands of orphans and widows with the help of Patwaris, as you people did not have the fear of Allah in your hearts.

“We expect justice from court, said Shafi Khokhar. Court will provide you justice,” CJP remarked.

The apex court summoned consolidation collector, tehsildar and patwari responsible for combining the lands.

The bench also directed Punjab’s anti-corruption Director General to interrogate Shafi Khokhar in this respect.

On December 15, the top court had issued orders to put names of Afzal Khokhar and his brother Saiful Malook Khokhar on the Exit Control List (ECL).

The chief justice had ordered the police officials and LDA to recover the alleged land grabbed by the Khokhar brothers.