Usman Buzdar and family booked for ‘illegal misappropriation’ of state land in DG Khan in 1980s – Pakistan

A corruption case against former Punjab Prime Minister Usman Buzdar and his family in Dera Ghazi Khan was registered Monday on charges of “illegal and illegal misappropriation of state property”, it was revealed on Monday.

On June 18, Basheer Ahmed Chauhan’s complaint with the Office of the Anti-Corruption Facility (ACE) of DG Khan was referred to Section 409 (Criminal breach of trust by public officials, bankers, merchants or agents), 420 (Fraud and misconduct and dishonesty). lead to surrender), Pakistan Criminal Code 468 (falsification) and 471 (authentic use of counterfeit documents) and Section 5/2/47 of the Anti-Corruption Act.

According to the Initial Intelligence Report (FIR), the complainant filed applications for “fake mutations” in Buzdar and his brothers to the Deputy Director of DG Khan on July 28, 2018 and June 7, 2022.

Chauhan’s complaint said Buzdar and his brothers, along with revenue officers and officials from the DG Khan district, had “fake mutated” 887 Canal and 26 Mala state-owned lands through the Land Commission.

The FIR said it already owns more than 12.5 acres, but still has been allocated state-owned land, despite martial law stating that anyone who owns more than 12.5 acres is not entitled to an allocation.

The FIR detailed the process by which they allegedly transferred the land, stating that the suspects were minors at the time of the allocation. They added that a member of DG Khan had referred the assignment file to a deputy member for investigation and responded that the complaint was anonymous and not worth considering.

The FIR alleges that the Land Deputy Director confirmed the land allocation in 1982 and changed it in 1986, adding that the Land Deputy Commissioner “had unlawful favors to the beneficiaries of the land and fraudulently provided cover on this fake allocation.” .

The FIR has called for “strict criminal action” against those assigned with them, including revenue officers and government officials. They added that they also recommended de-allocation cases because it was “clearly” clear that the state land was “unlawfully misused”.