KARACHI: After 18 years of proceedings, the Sindh High Court decided the land dispute between the KPT officers housing society and the government of Sindh in favour of the KPT officers society.

A single bench of the high court comprised of Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar has ordered to handover allotment of 130 acres land at Mai Kolachi Bypass Expressway to KPT.

The society had challenged a Sindh government order pertaining to the development work at the property claiming the land belongs to the government of Sindh.

The society had submitted to the court that the land was owned by the KPT and its board had allotted the land and its lease to the KPT housing society in 1990.

It must be noted that in 2001, Sindh Revenue Board started interfering in development work that forced the housing society to move to court. During 1996 to 2005, sale, purchase and transfer of the plots continued. In 2005, SRB banned transfer and registration, which was lifted by the Sindh High Court on July 7, 2009.