PM directs provinces to complete anti-encroachment legislation

Process of digitisation of private lands to be completed soon

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has directed the provinces to immediately complete anti-encroachment legislation besides pursuing the pending cases of encroached state land.

The PM was chairing a meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction and Development on Friday. The meeting was attended by Finance Adviser Shaukat Tarin, State Minister Farrukh Habib, special assistants Malik Amin Aslam and Dr Shahbaz Gill, FBR chairman, Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority chairman, and senior officers of the federal and provincial governments.

During the meeting, the Surveyor General of Pakistan (SGP) gave a detailed briefing regarding cadastral mapping in the country.

It was highlighted that 88 per cent mapping of government lands had been completed, according to which thousands of acres of government land worth trillions had been illegally encroachments.

Most of the illegal encroachments are on forest lands, besides on the lands of WAPDA, National Highway Authority (NHA), Civil Aviation, and Railways.

The premier directed the provinces to finalise the verification of cadastral mapping data within two months and urged the provincial governments to complete the legislative process against illegal encroachments on public land at the earliest.

The meeting was told that with the help of provincial governments in the next phase, the process of digitisation of private lands will be completed.



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