shikarpur  - Mukhtiarkar Shikarpur has forcibly occupied the Ajrak Club, built by culture department to provide the writers and poets a space to carry on their activities, and started official work there, it was found out here on Tuesday morning.

Talking to this scribe, Agha Fareed Ahmed, Ajrak Club secretary, alleged that Mukhtiarkar Shikarpur Zahid Hussain Bhatti had occupied three rooms of the club six days ago and later he shifted his office record to these rooms without seeking permission from the culture department.

When this scribe contacted Mukhtiarkar Zahid Hussain Bhatti, he opined that Ajrak Club was revenue department’s property. “Therefore we have shifted here,” he added.

Seconding Bhatti’s account, Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur Syed Hassan Raza told this reporter that Ajrak Club actually belonged to Mukhtiarkar, and it was the property of revenue department.

Since the Culture Department had built the club at the cost of millions of rupees, this scribe made several attempts to contact Culture Department Secretary Ghulam Akbar Laghari for his version, but he did not attend the call.

On the other hand, Agha Fareed Ahmed, Ajrak Club secretary as well as members and employees of the club recorded their protest and demanded the high-ups take notice of the issue and play their role in resolving the issue.