A Luxury apartments project in Nazimabad

landmafiaThis post is very much related to, but not a follow up of this article (“rape of the city”, rightly said) by Cowasjee yesterday. It was drafted quite earlier. Its incidental and very interestingly as i am making this post there is a short story on tv about decreasing number of parks/grounds/open spaces in Lahore too. So the issue is all over.

Land mafia, like others, has grown so much in size and power, thanks to “everyone’s” overwhelming support in last 20 years that even our mayor is now saying he is helpless. The image on right is my question today. There is some construction going in full swing there these days . . . 

This place was a play ground/open space/park something few years back. I even saw basketball court with high hoop and proper marking and could often see youngsters playing basketball. I frankly dont know if it was really a park or public place. But it looked like one. Now we see a shopping plaza/complex something being constructed there. Some search lands you to Saima bridge view luxury apartments project. (some good pics where you can see construction in full swing). Wikimapia (not updated, remember) still shows the place as DISPUTED. While DAWN says issue has been sorted out.

For public interest, however, the main question : Was THIS PLACE a PARK/PLAYGROUND or PUBLIC place at first place?

21 Comments so far

  1. fasee on February 23rd, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    baki baatain choro yeh bolo down payment kitni hai in falt ki.

    covered area aur kitnay bedrom ka flat hai.

    as its far away from my house…guess it would be perfect for my backup love nest…hehe


  2. geniebhoi on February 23rd, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    This land was supposed be used for extension/widening of the North Nazimabad bridge. Also this is the track for the much awaited Mass Transit project with its elevated express trains.
    I really don’t understand why anyone would buy an apartment in this complex. With the noise of traffic coming from the bridge and the the traffic that will be generated by the shopping plaza, this area will become a mess in no time.


  3. بستنی (wasiq) on February 23rd, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    @fassee sab….yeah back up love nest kya hota hai….saf saf kahiyeah jee abb sasural mein aap ka guzara nahein….


  4. fasee on February 23rd, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

    lol….aray bhai sab back up love nest susral say bachnay ka liye nahee

    apnay mid life crisis main muhabat ki dead battery ko jumo start kerna ke liye hota hai……ab hum sya burhapa thora sa dor reh giya hai.

    suna hai burhapay main do hi kaam yaad atay hain….ik kabar ka azab aur dosra theriki-pun…:D:D


  5. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:56 am

    mera khayal hai mein apney mohtaram aur muaziz dost janab Raheel sab kay million dollar wala advice maan loun…aur apna blog shuru karoun….yeahan toh halaat kuch ajeeb mordh pey aagaay hain….abhi toh mein jawaan houn aur turkey toh mujh sey kafi kareeb hai…rahi baat kabar kay azaab ki…..woh toh jis pey aaay ga woh bhugtey ga…per kabarustan kay mali ka kya karein ….woh toh herr mahiney ki pheli ko darwaza bajaney aajata hai….
    bye the way….fassee sab…agar aap ko doo connections mil gaay…toh aap dono USB waley lain gay ya..aik cable wala our aik USB….wi-fi toh sirf burger kay lian hota hai…aap kay area main toh mushkil hai aur dur toh aur bhi mushkil….

    piya basanti re kahey sataay aaja….


  6. fasee on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    dekho yara…hum karanchi ke loog connections main sirf "kunday" per yakeen rakhtay hain….yeh USB wala kiya hota hai…koi new type ka kunda aila ee market main kiya.

    re giya wifi- tu apni phatphati pre-wifi technology hai…..aur apna sath le ker ghomnay wlaa dabba wifi pick kerta hai per i prefer my own connections.

    mazak say hath ker….USB is much better if u r using DSL….pata nai kiyon …meray ko USB ziayda pasand hai…..vernas apna balck berry zindabad.

    ya phir thora halka altern ate GPRS use ker dalo…apnay pass teno hain..per USB dsl is best….GPRS is worst


  7. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    sab mein toh aap ko sharif family wala samjha tha…aap toh khanadani nikley….achaha yeah sub chordein yeah bataein iss sub khel main windows ka kya future hai…


  8. fasee on February 24th, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    widows ka future tu un ke husband ke baad kafi muskil ho jata hai.

    haan agar educated hoon tu job wob ker sakti hain…per aaj kaal job kafi muskil say mil rahi hai


  9. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    subah se char job offers aachuki hain….abb tu halaat yeah hain kay achacha agar tujhey money aur honey not wanted hai toh volunteer work he karley…..time pass


  10. Shamsi (shamsi) on February 24th, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    MB – you failed to FILTER the Topic drifters :)

    The area shown in the picture was a proposed football ground opposite Nazimabad Telephone exchange in KDA Scheme 2 (known as NORTH Nazimabad) the plot was encroached upon twice in 80’s & 90’s come the "Selected Govts, it was sold to Mr. Saleem Zaki the Notorious real estate developer / builder having ‘GOOD connections’ at all levels in "the power corridors’ all projects are under the Flag of SAIMA – his beloved ‘physically challanged daughter’.

    The construction of structre at the site is complete on HALF of the area, half of it is left un-occuipied for "social welfare purpose as the original plot is for’

    Imagine the magnitude and gravity of Traffic chaos in when the Rock Bypass between North naziambad & Manghopir road is open and the boardoffice junction cannot take load from 3 directions and bridges need expansion of tracks.

    Governer – I hate you, you BLIND.


  11. Kashif Aziz (kashaziz) on February 24th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    I have heard that Babr Ghori is one of the partners in this project.


  12. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

    i think so too…but…woh kya song(anthem) hai…

    Hum hee se aay mujahidoun jahan ka sabahat hai….!


  13. fasee on February 25th, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    sabahat per yaad aya…kafi dino say sabahat office naeh arahi…shadi tu nahe hu gai us ki


  14. d0ct0r on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:44 am

    Well this plot wasn’t ‘sold’ to Saleem Zaki of Saima,in this case he is just a ‘contractor/builder/marketer’.Besides building his own projects,he partners with plot owners and builds on contract for them where he charges them for the goodwill his brand name Saima enjoys to market the project. Like in the case of Saima Pari Mall at Haideri Market,actually owned and funded by another party and he is just building it for them.Similarly he built a residential complex on khan of kalat’s residence on garden road which was bought by a leading stock broker and countless other similar projects..

    In the case of ‘saima bridge view’ he’ll just book and build the project,whereas original encroachers/owners are criminal governor and pir of london shareef’s front man as kashif rightly pointed out,this plot doesn’t even have a proper address something like “survey #xyz” ,they encroached it and got a survey number allotted,that land was never meant for high rise apartments.

    Mass transit plan put in jeopardy by KBCA

    http://www.dawn.com/2007/12/08/local1.htm

    Unplanned construction

    http://dawn.com/2007/12/02/letted.htm#7

    Similarly across the road,green area/road island have been sold off to Pizza hut. Beside these Altaf bai’s frontman ghauri owns countless other properties on this and Shara-e-noorjehan road alone . Recently completed Aleesha center built in place of a marriage lawn in Block F North Nazimabad near Haideri Market does not have the required mandatory open spaces on both sides of the structure. In early days of development of this area Bohra community’s society got allotted all the main road plots of Block D (Dolmen Mall side) and Block F (Haideri Market side) at the rate of Rs 6 per yard and sold it to bohra community members. They have a restriction that they can’t sell it off to non bohras.During recent surge in property prices one of their member got tempted and took money and sold off his place to non bohri party,but the bohra society refused to transfer it to new owners name.Altaf bai’s front man bought that marriage lawn from that party and obviously the society can’t refuse grand terrorist Altaf bai.So it was duly transferred and commercial project was built on the same but without the mandatory open spaces,building control officials obviously don’t dare touching Altaf bai’s projects..


  15. d0ct0r on February 27th, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

    Well this plot wasn’t ’sold’ to Saleem Zaki of Saima,in this case he is just a ‘contractor/builder/marketer’.Besides building his own projects,he partners with plot owners and builds on contract for them where he charges them for the goodwill his brand name Saima enjoys to market the project. Like in the case of Saima Pari Mall at Haideri Market,actually owned and funded by another party and he is just building it for them.Similarly he built a residential complex on khan of kalat’s residence on garden road which was bought by a leading stock broker and countless other similar projects..

    In the case of ’saima bridge view’ he’ll just book and build the project,whereas original encroachers/owners are criminal governor and pir of london shareef’s front man as kashif rightly pointed out,this plot doesn’t even have a proper address something like “survey #xyz” ,they encroached it and got a survey number allotted,that land was never meant for high rise apartments.

    Mass transit plan put in jeopardy by KBCA

    http://www.dawn.com/2007/12/08/local1.htm


  16. d0ct0r on February 27th, 2009 @ 4:12 pm


    Unplanned construction by MQMized terrorists

    http://dawn.com/2007/12/02/letted.htm#7

    Similarly across the road,green area/road island have been sold off to Pizza hut. Beside these Altaf bai’s frontman ghauri owns countless other properties on this and Shara-e-noorjehan road alone . Recently completed Alicia tower built in place of a marriage lawn in Block F North Nazimabad near Haideri Market does not have the required mandatory open spaces on both sides of the structure. In early days of development of this area Bohra community’s society got allotted all the main road plots of Block D (Dolmen Mall side) and Block F (Haideri Market side) at the rate of Rs 6 per yard and sold it to bohra community members. They have a restriction that they can’t sell it off to non bohras.During recent surge in property prices one of their member got tempted and took money and sold off his place to non bohri party,but the bohra society refused to transfer it to new owners name.Altaf bai’s front man bought that marriage lawn from that party and obviously the society can’t refuse grand terrorist Altaf bai.So it was duly transferred and commercial project was built on the same but without the mandatory open spaces,building control officials obviously don’t dare touching Altaf bai’s projects..


  17. d0ct0r on February 27th, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

    Unplanned construction:

    A 15-storeyed building is being erected on an open space just close to the right side of the Nazimabed Bridge road leading towards the Nagin Chowragi from Nazimabad. Keeping in view the growing population of motor vehicles in the city, the width of this bridge will have to be expanded in future. But, after the construction of this building so close, no space will be left for its expansion.

    According to area residents, the ‘plot’ had always been an open area and it is said to be a disputed property. Several attempts had been made to construct a building on it in the past also, but failed.

    But now a builder has managed to purchase/occupy it.

    In front of the plot, ST-I, Block-B, North Nazimabad, there is a basketball court belonging to the city government, which has now been demolished to convert it into a ‘park’, exclusively for the residents of the building, which will have 208 luxury flats of four and five rooms.

    The city government has allowed the builder to develop the park at its own cost in order to lure the prospective buyers by offering them an ‘additional recreation facility’. But the builder will not be responsible for its future maintenance.

    According to a sportsman, this is one of the three basketball courts in the city to which the general public has access.

    In addition to flats, a showroom will be built on the ground floor and on one side of the plot several shops have also been planned to be constructed.

    The builder has set up its office at the site and stared booking. Construction has yet to start because the project is in its initial stages.

    It is the right time that the authorities concerned should stop construction of the building and restore the basketball court.

    ASIF ALI KHAN
    Karachi

    http://dawn.com/2007/12/02/letted.htm#7


  18. khaled90 on February 27th, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

    Systematic and planned torture on innocent Mohajir Men Women and Children with out asking their affiliation with MQM.

    An Eye Opener for Urdu speaking people of karachi

    http://express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1100577699&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20090227


  19. d0ct0r on February 27th, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

    Yet another pathan owned coach burnt,Yet another pathan driver burnt ALIVE

    Seems like Altaf and his MQMized terrorists besides shooting and murdering people have some kind of fascination
    with burning down people, their property and their transport.(Dumper
    trucks/Mini buses/Taxis etc) .

    Although its not surprising as every one is already aware that Altaf’s terrorist have a habit of burning down people alive like they did on 9th April 2008 when they burnt 6 people (including a woman) in Tahir Plaza near city courts.


    MQMized terrorist burnt 6 karachiites

    http://www.dawn.com/2008/04/11/local2.htm


  20. khaled90 on February 28th, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    Your frustration and repeatedly postings of same articles shows your frustration doctor .
    khekhekhe

    Keep doing it nobody is listening to you.


  21. odin on March 11th, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    d0ct0r on February 27th, 2009 @ 9:27 pm
    Seems like Altaf and his MQMized terrorists besides shooting and murdering people have some kind of fascination
    with burning down people, their property and their transport.(Dumper
    trucks/Mini buses/Taxis etc) .

    Ganging up on innocent and helpless people and burning them is coded in their "hindustani" DNA.



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