Ahsan Khan Khattak
A startling increase can be seen in the growing business of housing schemes. Quetta is also one such place where the said business has prevailed from the last decade. Several housing schemes can be seen in a row in areas like Nawa- Kili, Baleli, Western and Eastern bypass. Housing schemes promise a lot of facilities. However, there is a disparity between promise and fulfillment. Buying a plot for home is a big deal for many in Pakistan and when for their safety purposes, they investigate before making a deal to curtail the possibility of fraud. They come to know that most of the societies are built on state land sold by land mafia in complicity with revenue officials.
Moreover, the plot holders are also disrupted with slow progress or sometimes no progress in fulfilling the promises made at the time of buying. Regardless, some societies are built on agriculture lands which were inherited by their forefathers for the sole purpose of agriculture. Likewise, potent landlords claim state land and sell it to the real state builders. The tenants who have been living for years suffer mostly due to this dubious business.
The concerned efforts should be made by the stakeholders to take notice of such crookery.
The writer is a law student.