On May 22, this year, a young lawyer, A Ghaffar was subjected to target killing in Lahore’s DHA Z-Block, yards away from his house. His crime was that he was pursuing the murder trial of his uncle, killed almost six months ago, by known members of a powerful Land Mafia from Gujranwala, who have killed three citizens in their bid to force members of Ghaffar family to part with their expensive real estate located in Gujranwala. I live in the neighbourhood and it pains me to see this family traumatised, whilst criminals roam around free, threatening to eliminate the whole family, if they do not submit to their whims. As usual these known criminals have support of some rotten eggs within Punjab Police who support them. Will the CM of Punjab and Chief Justice of SC, kindly take note of this lawlessness in Punjab, and order immediate arrest of these known gang of criminals, involved in land grabbing, named by the family. It is the duty of Punjab Government to protect lives and property of taxpaying citizens, and in this particular instance, they have failed.


Lahore, July 10.