British family turn up at their house in Pakistan only to be viciously beaten and shot at by a mob of ‘land grabbers’ illegally occupying the property
- Brits attacked with sticks and gunshots in Mastala, Gujar Khan, Pakistan
- One member of the family can be seen with a bloodied face after brutal beating
- ‘Land mafias’ target Pakistanis living abroad by squatting in their property
- PM Imran Khan, who was elected last year, said he’ll crack down on ‘land mafia’
A mob of ‘land grabbers’ violently attacked a British family when they tried to reclaim their property in Pakistan.
The video shows roughly a dozen men pouring out of the property and viciously beating the family with sticks and even firing shots at them.
The family, who can be heard speaking with British accents, walk over to the entrance of the property in the village of Mastala, Gujar Khan where a tractor can be seen moving towards the entrance.
Members of the British family (left of shot) can be seen taking heavy blows from the land grabbers in Pakistan after they tried to take their property back
The family were savagely beaten with sticks by the ‘land mafia’ and in the video shots can be heard ringing out
A member of the family can be seen here after being savagely beaten by the gangsters in Mastala, Gujar Khan, Pakistan
Members of the family can be seen retreating as the ‘land grabbers’ beat their kin with sticks and chase after them. ‘Land grabbing’ has become a serious issue in Pakistan where local gangs will take over property of Pakistanis’ who live abroad
Then without warning, around a dozen armed men run out and begin reigning down blows on the British men, who later insisted they were merely just trying to speak with the squatters.
Chaos ensues, as sticks are used to make sickening blows on the men who start retreating quickly.
The sound of a gunshot rings out, and a man can be seen in the video firing indiscriminately with a firearm.
As the Brits, who are wearing South Asian clothing, rush back to a safe property, the woman filming can be heard screaming ‘Come inside, come inside!’
Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who was elected last year, has vowed to crack down on the so-called Land Mafia
The woman, pictured here on the right of the shot, can be heard speaking in a British accent and telling her family members to get inside when he’s started bleeding from the brutal attack
The British family who are wearing South Asian garb, can be seen trying to stand up to the land grabbers but being overpowered
The camera then turns around to see one of the men severely bloodied, and the panicked woman filming says ‘Please go inside, you’re bleeding!’
Land grabbing is a major issue in Pakistan, which sees gangs referred to as the ‘Land Mafia’ illegally occupy properties.
Also known as the Qabza mafia, they will target properties owned by Pakistanis who live overseas who are then made to endure years of grinding bureaucracy through the justice system to wrestle control of their property back.
The problem has been evident for years, with some of the leaders of these property gangs having links to prominent political parties in Pakistan.
Prime Minister, Imran Khan, who was elected last year, has vowed to crack down on the so-called Land Mafia.
To the left side of the screen a man dressed in turquoise can be seen firing a gun indiscriminately into the crowd during a confrontation over land ownership between a British family and ‘Land Grabbers’ in Mastala, Gujar Khan, Pakistan
The land grabbers can be seen overpowering the British family with the man in blue in a retreating position