QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court here on Wednesday issued notices to the Director General, National Accountability Bureau, Balochistan, and DG Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) for October 28 on a petition on alleged interference of the NAB authorities in private land affairs in Gwadar.
The bench, comprising Chief Justice Amanullah Khan and Justice Akhtar Zaman Malghani, issued the notices after preliminary hearing of a constitutional petition filed by the chief executive officer, Gwadar Builders (Pvt) Company Limited, submitting that the company had purchased about 229 acres of land and that the DG GDA had issued an NOC and approved layout plans for launching housing and commercial schemes in name of Globbiz Avenue Phase-I, II, III & IV in the Gwadar port city.
He stated that the DG NAB, Balochistan, issued a notice in sections of the local press wherein he declared the Globbiz Avenue schemes from Phase-I to IV as fictitious and bogus and the company as fake on June 10, 2008.
The petitioner further stated that he had contacted the NAB authorities and told them they had no right to publish such notices as the company was not fake. Also, he was the legal owner of the properties as the competent authority had already issued an NOC to the company in Gwadar.
He prayed to the court to declare the act of the DG NAB i.e. interference in the company’s affairs, beyond the scope of the NAB Ordinance-1999 and restrain the DG NAB, Balochistan, from interfering in the company’s matters, including the Globbiz Avenue from Phase-I to IV. The next hearing of the case will be held on October 28 next.
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