PM releases digital survey of occupied public lands worth Rs5595b
Imran Khan announces action against mafia after digital mapping of public lands
Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday released the digital survey of the occupied public land including forest areas and announced strict action against the land mafia and their facilitators from the privileged class.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, PM Imran has said that the public land worth of Rs5595 billion located in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and the other areas of the state was occupied by the land mafias.
The PM said that the lands of the forest department having a worth of Rs1869 billion had also been occupied by the land grabbers due to the weakness of the ‘forest corps’.
Imran Khan has announced to take strict action against the land mafia on the basis of the digital mapping of the public lands and forests.
He also said that similar to the protest on the electronic voting machine (EVM), protests were staged during the digital mapping of land records. And, now the results of the survey revealed that why the protests were taking place, the PM added.
PM Imran also said that the political elite and the land grabbers’ mafia were involved in occupying state and forest lands.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam also held a press conference on the issue and said they would take back the public lands from mafias in any case.
Malik said the federal government has completed mapping of the public lands across the country and now the time had come to take back these lands from the occupants.
He said that as per the digital mapping, 700,000 acres of forest have been occupied and it was the red warning for the land mafias to return the public property.
On a question about the high smog in central Punjab areas, the SAPM said that NASA reported that 90 per cent of the pollution problem was from Indian Punjab and his government had urged India to work for reducing air pollution on its side.
Reporter: Awais Kiyani