An All-Parties Conference (APC) on Sunday termed Bahria Town Karachi (BTK) “illegal and unconstitutional” and “a modern type of colonization”, and demanded for the land to be returned to its original status.
The conference was held at the outskirts of Karachi’s Gadap Town in Hadi Bux Gabol Goth on the call of the Indigenous Rights Alliance and attended by the PML-N and nationalist parties from Sindh and Balochistan. The APC resolution claimed that “BTK had illegally occupied lands and it’s construction work should be stopped.”
“We consider it as a form of colonialism in the 21st century which is worse than the colonialism of the 18th century,” it added. “We believe that BTK is part of the invasion of global capitalism.”
The participants of the meeting termed both the ruling PTI government in the Centre and the PPP government in Sindh as BTK’s “facilitators”. The speakers alleged the PPP government in particular had been exposed as “anti-Sindh” by allowing and initiating the Defence Housing Authority City, Zulfiqarabad and Thar coal projects.