ISLAMABAD: The caretaker government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has initiated legal action by registering a First Information Report (FIR) against Business Tycoon Malik Riaz and three others in connection with alleged unlawful land transactions linked to Bahria Town Housing Society in Peshawar.
The FIR, naming Malik Riaz, the founder of Bahria Town, alongside three additional individuals, namely Hina Malik, Hamid Riaz, and Amir Rashid Awan, asserts that Bahria Housing Society failed to secure the essential No-Objection Certificate (NOC) required for establishing a private housing society, thus breaching KP’s regulatory framework.
Authorities have issued warnings to prospective buyers, cautioning them against participating in property transactions within Bahria Town Peshawar.
According to sources, the police are formulating a plan of action and have initiated the process of gathering statements from local residents regarding the acquisition of land for the housing project.
The selection of land in Kafur Dheri for Bahria Town in Peshawar has been a long-standing contentious issue. This area has been a subject of dispute between the family of the former Deputy Speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Mahmood Jan, and the Isa Khel tribe.
The primary cause of this conflict is the competing claims of the Isa Khel tribe over Kafur Dheri, which has fueled hostilities between the two factions for an extended period. Tensions flare up whenever an opportunity presents itself.