KARACHI - Karachi University wants to give a backlash to the land mafia by claiming its land back, said a KU release issued here on Wednesday. It said in order to demolish all present illegal constructions on its land on University Road, University of Karachi wants to ascertain its legal rights. The release said a Press named 'Ali Garden has been built illegally, spread on the area of 500 sq. yards, in front of the University Campus on the land, allocated legally to the University of Karachi. According to the orders of the Vice Chancellor, KU, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui a legal notice has been sent to the concerned press on 13th October 2008 and a reminder was sent on October 30th 2008. According to the notice the concerned press was asked to present all the legal documents and allotment notifications within the span of seven days other wise the building would be demolished. Along with this, a notice was also sent to the former concerned authority Defunct KDA wing (CDGK) which stated that this piece of land, with survey no. 168 Saforah Deh, is a legal possession of Karachi University. A 7.24 acres area of this land is situated on the opposite road where this press named 'Ali Garden is situated, which, according to the owner and petitioner Usman, a legal property of his brothers M Farooq and M Javed and they bought it in 1988 through an auction advertised in Daily Dawn. The map of this press is approved by KDA. In reply to this, on the order of the VC, Legal Section of KU and Shoaib Ashraf Advocate submitted a counter affidavit in the High Court which states that Karachi University is the legal owner of this 7.24 acres land which is situated in survey no. 168 Saforah Deh, Scheme 36, which was allotted to it in 1954 by the Chief Commissioner Karachi and was also surveyed by the Survey of Pakistan and other Govt. departments. Defunct KDA gave the allotment. The concerned authorities granted its physical possession along with the marking pillars to the competent of authority of Karachi University of that time. In this regard University reserves the rights to claim its legal ownership. So, the present construction should be demolished. Beside this, a letter of similar particulars was also sent to the DCO land in the same dates but the answer has not been received yet. Despite this, a petition is submitted by the illegal owner of the concerned press which is against C.D.G.K KDA wing and University of Karachi. Although, under light of the actual facts, University has requested High Court that this piece of land was allocated to the University in 1954 endorsed by the Survey of Pakistan and other Govt. departments also, so that any allotment from respondent no. 2 or no. 3 is illegal which means that it doesnt have any legal stand. University of Karachi also requested that this plot, situated in SB-03 Block 1/A scheme no 36 Gulistan-e-Johar, has been allotted illegally and should be considered illegal because Karachi University is the legal owner of this land.