Rawalpindi: According to media reports, the Land Revenue Department (LRD) has recovered Rs. 30.5 million of the Rs. 40 million given by the government to landowners in Rawalpindi and Attock for the building of the Rawalpindi Ring Road.
On the orders of Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah, Additional District Collector Revenue (ADCR) Usman conducted a review meeting for the performance of special teams created by the district administration. The meeting was attended by Naib Tehsildar Saqib Rehan, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Saddar Division Khizar Hayyat, and other officials from the land revenue department and the district government.
During the meeting, ADCR Usman was briefed on the recovery process by Naib Tehsildar Saqib Rehan. He said that special teams had visited 32 Rawalpindi villages and talked with landowners in order to collect the money given by the government.
During the discussion, ADCR Usman requested that the team work around the clock to expedite the recovery process. It’s worth noting that the government is attempting to recoup funds paid to landowners whose property was purchased for the Rawalpindi Ring Road’s alternate route, which was later rejected due to higher project costs and an unfair advantage given to some housing developments.