Protests across Karachi over illegal land grab by Pakistan Army

Protests against illegal land grabbing in Karachi. (Photo: News Intervention)
Protests against illegal land grabbing in Karachi. (Photo: News Intervention)

Massive protests rocked Karachi as Baloch and Sindhi came out in huge numbers to oppose the illegal land grab by Pakistan Army. Few days ago the BLF (Balochistan Liberation Front) revolutionaries had attacked the Bahria Icon Tower as a warning to Pakistani forces to desist from forcible land grabbing of Baloch and Sindhis. A day later the Sindhi organisations carried out a protest march in Karachi against this illegal land grabbing by the Pakistani forces.

“Our sarmachaars (freedom fighters) carried out a grenade attack on Bahria Icon Tower near Clifton bin Qasim Park in Karachi. It was a symbolic attack aimed at warning the notorious Bahria Housing Society of the Pakistan Army to abandon the forcible occupation of ancestral lands of the Baloch and Sindhi people in Karachi,” said Major Gwahram Baloch in his media statement. He warned the Pakistani forces against demolishing the homes and settlements of Baloch.

The ancient villages of Kohistan, Gopa Town, Kathor, Moiida Dam and Panhwar mountains are gradually and illegally being gobbled up by the Pakistan Army under one pretext or the other. Malik Raiz, the civilian puppet of Pakistan Army with the help of government officials of Sindh is busy occupying ancestral land of Sindh. Recently, armed men along with police and rangers came with heavy machinery to destroy the historical old residences and homes of Sindhi people in Kohistan area of Sindh. Sindhis too joined ranks with their Baloch brethren and called for massive protests.

“We will never allow destruction of villages in Kohistan and exploitation of our resources. Through DHA mega City, islands’ mega projects, coastal belt projects, Pakistan Army cantonments and other Bahria mega projects Punjabi establishment’s agenda is to merge Sindh in its greater Punjab plan,” said Zafar Sahito chief organizer Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM).

Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM) organized the rally and protests in support of Sindh Action Committee’s protest call against Bahria town, Defense Housing Authority (DHA) and other illegal mega projects in Sindh.

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