‘They fired at everyone’: peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate

‘They fired at everyone’: peril of Pakistani villagers protesting giant luxury estate

Activists were shot and beaten at demonstration to stop property giant Bahria Town building on indigenous land they say was taken with force

Muhammad Anwar was not aware of any danger when he took the day off work to join his friends at a demonstration on a construction site of a powerful real estate company.

When Anwar, 35, reached the west bank of Langeji river, near Karachi, earlier this month, he saw the bulldozers levelling land next to Bahria Town, a luxury gated development.

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