May 06, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Dawn newspaper said on Sunday that by not reporting on the Supreme Court’s verdict on Bahria Town illegally acquiring land for its projects, most media houses had betrayed the public trust.
“Instead of being a watchdog for the public interest, which is its duty, most media houses in this country chose to be silent onlookers so as not to antagonise a business tycoon. They too, in effect, betrayed public trust,” the paper commented editorially.
In the editorial titled ‘A landmark verdict?’, the paper said that monumental plunder of land has, at the very least, been highlighted in the highest court of justice.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday delivered separate verdicts declaring that Bahria Town, the gigantic real estate developer, had acquired land for several of its projects through illegal means and that the transfers were null and void.
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