Islamabad: According to news reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan claimed on Sunday (November 21) that a total of PKR 5.5 trillion worth of state land has been encroached upon in various parts of the country.
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In a statement from his official Twitter account, the prime minister announced that the government wants to take action against illegal occupation as soon as possible. He claimed that out of the total land, encroached state land worth PKR 2.63 trillion is concentrated in Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore alone.
According to sources, the premier stated that following the first phase of the cadastral mapping procedure, which examined land in three major metropolitan regions, the total land under unlawful occupation was discovered.
He also stated that a total of PKR 1.86 trillion in forest land is under unlawful encroachment, which is the primary cause of the country’s declining forest cover. Similarly, Malik Amin Aslam, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, stated that roughly 160,000 acres of state land have been encroached upon in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He went on to say that after surveying 30,000 square kilometres of land, the land mafia was discovered to have illegally occupied 700,000 acres. The Federal Government Properties Management Authority (FGPMA) was founded by the federal government to reclaim state properties from encroachers.