Govt detects encroachments on state land worth Rs.5500 billion: Farrukh

Farrukh Habib Pakistan

The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that the government has prepared digitalized cadastral mapping for the first time and under this initiative, 81000 sqr kilometers state-owned land in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan has been digitized.

According to media reports, Farrukh Habib has made these remarks while addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant on CDA Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan in Islamabad on Tuesday.

On the occasion, the Minister of State has said that the first phase of this initiative, massive encroachments on state land worth 5500 billion rupees have been detected across the country. He said in the light of this digital record, the government will take action against the land mafias and their facilitators.

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“The government of Pakistan is committed to remove encroachments on state owned land across the country,” he added.

In his remarks, the Special Assistant on CDA Affairs has said that the mega projects worth billions of rupees are underway in the federal capital. He said special focus is being given to development projects in rural areas of Islamabad Capital Territory.

Ali Nawaz Awan has said that the encroachment mafia has occupied land worth 500 billion rupees in the federal capital and strong actions are being taken against these mafia. He said 150 billion rupees fine has so far been imposed against them.

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