The Supreme Court has given one-week time to Bahria Town—Karachi on Saturday for coming up with a complete record indicating charges being gathered for the allotment and transfer of property and whether the allotment charges are being given to the state exchequer.
Mian Saqib Nisar—the Chief Justice of Pakistan led a three-member SC bench also instructed Bahria Town, Karachi for submitting within ten days a report on the water system to the Supreme Court authorized commission on water and sanitation in the province of Sindh.
The apex court has summoned the Bahria Town, Karachi on the complaint that the housing scheme in Malir gathered transfer and allotment charges, however, did not make any contribution the same way to the state exchequer as it was mandated to do so under the law.
A lawyer who appeared before the SC bench on behalf of Bahria Town on Saturday resisted that his client was giving taxes in law with a notification issued by the Federal Board of Revenue in 2016.
While hearing the chief justice said that a scam of 3 billion rupees was unveiled in the housing societies in Punjab. He told the defence counsel that the bench could give orders for the forensic audit of such transactions made in the accounts of Bahria Town, Karachi. However, the counsel asked for some time for producing the record.
The CJP asked the lawyer to bring within 7 days the record of the past 2 days, which includes the amount being charged for the allotment and transfer of plots from one individual to another as well as the taxes being given in the national kitty.
The chief justice also instructed Bahria Town, Karachi to file a detailed report within ten days on the water system of the housing scheme, including the number of other water sources and tube wells, the water quality and the charges to the water commission led by the ex-SC judge Justice—Aamir Hani Muslim.