Lahore: Hundreds of residents of Gujjarpura Scheme Thursday held a protest demonstration against the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) for issuing plots to influential property dealers and land mafia on bogus claims.

The protestors led by Mohammad Akhtar Cheema, Chairman Action Committee Gujjarpura Scheme, blocked the road outside the Lahore Press Club and raised slogans against LDA officials, especially its Land Development Director Rana Mohammad Yaqoob.

The protestors alleged that the entire directorate of LDA dealing with the Gujjarpura Scheme was full of corrupt officials who had links with influential property dealers and land mafia and were minting huge money for allotting new plots on bogus claims.

Akhtar Cheema said the Action Committee was formed by the residents and genuine owners of plots and land in the scheme to unveil the corrupt LDA officials as well as the local influential property dealers and land mafia. He said applications had been given to the Punjab chief secretary, the LDA DG, the Chief Ministerís Secretariat and other offices concerned against the mafia and ongoing bungling of millions of rupees.

The protestors demanded Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif to personally visit the area to know the actual situation. They also urged the LDA DG to come in the locality where the residents would show him the real land and plots issued to the land mafia.

They said they would continue their protests until the high ups took action against the corrupt officials and the land mafia.

Source: The News