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A war of advertisement is on between Bahria Town and Lahore Development Authority (LDA). Good for the media, particularly for those who are making money from both sides.
The story is interesting but somehow this will not be discussed in any newspaper or TV talk show. We all know why. You just need to read the two ads really carefully.
What are being presented as facts on the Bahria Town advertisement are anything but. The LDA has warned buyers not to purchase property in Bahria’s D, E and F sectors and Phase 2 locality. The Authority also gives its reasons, which are that these sectors have not been approved by it. It also dares to warn Bahria Town that it could not carry out development in these sectors without the LDA approval.
Bahria Town concedes all these allegations and yet chooses to praise itself for hundred other things. Even the headline “Agah Karrain, Gumrah Na Karrain” is ironically misleading. It is actually Bahria Town that is misleading.
It is so right about the various lapses of the LDA. It may also be right about its achievements but it has not clarified any objection raised by the LDA. It actually goes on to admit that it does not have government approval.
So what is going on here. We understand that the media in its blind greed for ads are publishing very stupid ads by Bahria Town.
However, Sheshnag is interested in the game behind this ad war. Does this mean it’s now a fight between Bahria’s Chief Malik Riaz and LDA’s ultimate Chief, Shahbaz Sharif?
Last time we heard they were best of pals. Shahbaz Sharif’s son Salman was Malik’s favourite as he acknowledged in his infamous TV interview. Malik also contributed in the Punjab government’s Ashiana scheme.
Sheshnag knows this was the cause of friction between Shahbaz and his long-time friend, Chaudhary Nisar from Chakri. Shahbaz seemed to have given ‘Chakar’ even to the Man from Chakri.
So how should we interpret it. Is it the big Rs 2 billion house that the tycoon has built for the Man on the Hill. Is it a pressure on the Malik to make another for them also. Is it a war or just an exchange of friendly fire. Looks serious. Sheshnag will keep you informed.