NAB hearing: Retired military officers summoned for illegal land allotment

140 acres of land belonging to the Pakistan Railways were alotted for a golf club


November 01, 2012

Three retired military officers were summoned in the Pakistan Railways Royal Palm case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)  on Wednesday for the illegal use of 140 acres of land belonging to Pakistan Railways as a golf club, Express News reported. 

Lieutenant-General Javed Ashraf Qazi, Lieutenant-General Saeed al Zafar, Major General Hamid Hassan were presented at NAB headquarters before an investigative team and were grilled for causing a loss of millions to the national exchequer.

When this allotment was made, Javed Ashraf Qazi served as the minister for railway, Saeed Zafar as the secretary, and Hamid Hassan as the general manager.

In the year 2000, when the Pakistan Railways was run by the military, a prime land measuring 141 acres was given to a private party on a 49-year lease for commercial use at throwaway prices. The initial understanding was for 103 acres, for 33 years and the lease of additional land cost the exchequer Rs9.7 billion in losses, according to an audit report.

Our Publications

COMMENTS (2)

Harish Sheikh | 8 years ago | Reply Arena Entertainment in Karsaz, Karachi is also a major fraud of Pakistan Navy. Someone needs to expose how the land of navy has been allotted to a private company.
Nadir | 8 years ago | Reply

How long before they too are recalled to GHQ and nothing happens? The same as the Generals implicated in the NLC scam. After all Pak Army has declared that playing golf is Islamic, must be played on the cheap!

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ