In December 2015, a wall was built across the lands of Nabi Bakhsh Gabol goth. When the residents resisted, the police raided their village using shelling and tear gas, abducting several villagers. The Wall has usurped 70 acres of their agricultural land and thousands of acres of pasturelands which for centuries had served as public commons.
The Wall is a shifting frontier, it twists and turns, snaking through Gadap, constantly remoulding itself to expand occupation and absorb opposition.
In January 2016, a road was built on the lands of Ali Mohammad goth. The 150 villagers who had gathered to protect their ancestral land from this illegal occupation were forced to retreat as the police opened fire on them
In May 2016, a road was built on the lands of Jumma Khan goth. Bahria Town bulldozers ruthlessly demolished 56 homes without notice. These are roads that empty territory.
In December 2015, Bahria Town built a wall on the lands of Faiz Mohammad Gabol, occupying 29.5 of his 30 acres. When he tried to intervene, the police pointed a gun to his son's head and told him this is no longer your land. Their wells, agricultural fields and centuries-old trees were razed to the ground.
The grave of Misri Shah lies here, on Jinnah Avenue, on land that belonged to Faiz Mohammad Gabol. Misri Shah was the slave of a king from long ago.
When the bulldozers reached the grave of Misri Shah, they froze. They could reverse, but they could not go forward. The workers tried three times, but every time the bulldozer neared the grave, it was paralyzed. Afraid, the workers refused to demolish the sacred site.
The grave of Dadar Pir lies here, in the middle of Bahria Town's Golf City, on land that belonged to Jumma Khan. Dadar Pir is known to cure skin allergies, pilgrims from all over Sindh and Pakistan come to his grave for healing.
When the bulldozers approached the grave of Dadar Pir, their engines caught on fire. After a few failed attempts the workers became convinced that this was a powerful saint, and refused to destroy his grave.
Grand Jamia Masjid is a central feature of Bahria Town's landscape. Heralded as the third largest mosque in the world, the Grand Jamia is an architecture of occupation and erasure.
The site selected by Bahria Town for the construction of Grand Jamia was Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai's takia–the place where Bhittai rested for the night on his journey across Pahwaro. Today, on this sacred site of pilgrimage stand the toilets of the Grand Jamia Mosque.