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Corrupt officials in the ETPB would be brought to justice: Senator Hamdullah

Lahore : Senate Standing Committee for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Chairman Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah has said the committee, if needed would give its recommendations to the parliament pertaining retrieval of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB)’s lands, occupied by the land grabbers.

He also demand of Asif Hashmi’s immediate arrest from abroad like Uzair Baloch,Hammad Sidiqi and other accused.

Talking to the media after presiding over a meeting of Senate Standing Committee for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony here on Tuesday, he appreciated the efforts and hard work made by ETPB Chairman Siddiqul Farooq to enhance the performance of the department.

Siddiqul Farooq has made the ETPB a profitable department, he added.

Hamdullah said that the establishment of Baba Guru Nanak and Gandhara universities was a commendable step for which the ETPB deserve full appreciation.

He said that three schools were being set up on 50 acres of land in Sukkur to ensure educational facilities for the poor and orphan children of minorities.

He said that occupied land of ETPB should be retrieved so that these could be utilised to ensure social welfare programmes and others facilities for the minorities.

Maulana Hamdullah said that those found guilty of embezzlement and corrupt practices in the ETPB would be brought to justice.

Senators including Ashok Kumar, Prof Sajid Mir, Hamza, Gianchand, Baz Khan and others board officials attended the meeting.

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