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Nasla Tower Probe: Police arrest KDA DG and two others

The Anti-Corruption Establishment East officials have arrested Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Director-General Asif Ali Memon and two others amid the ongoing probe against the elements involved in the illegal construction of Karachi’s Nasla Tower.

The other two arrested with Memon are KDA Land Assistant Director Atif Ali Khan and Recoveries Additional Director Shiekh Fareed.

The anti-corruption watchdog officials said that another KDA assistant director, Zubair, has also been nominated as accused in the case but he fled before they could arrest him.

They are facing charges of occupying lands in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Korangi areas of the city.

All three of them were presented before the court on Thursday in order to obtain their physical remand.

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It was a day ago when a five-member investigation team was formed by the Karachi East Range police chief, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Muqaddas Haider, on the orders of the Supreme Court to probe the Nasla Tower case.

The order issued by East DIG reads, “In compliance with the order of Supreme Court of Pakistan, a case FIR 1043/2021 was lodged by the Ferozeabad Police Station, District East Karachi.”

It reads that the investigation team would be headed by SP Altaf Hussain, head of Investigation-1, East Karachi. Its other members are Jamshed Division SP Farooq Ahmed Bijrani, DSP Yousuf Jamal of Investigation-1, SHO Ferozeabad Khusnud Jawed, and Station Investigation Officer (SIO) Nisar Ahmed of Ferozeabad.

“The head of the team shall submit the progress of the case to this office on a regular basis till the finalization of the case,” reads the order.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Ferozabad Police had registered a case against those involved in the construction of the Nasla Tower on the Supreme Court orders, 

Saman Siddiqui

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