Every inch of the state land will be retrieved: CM Buzdar

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that every inch of the state land will be retrieved from the powerful squatters. However, operation will not be conducted in "katchi-abbadis" and against the working class.

He was presiding over a meeting at his office on Monday in which progress on the ongoing operation against land grabbing and encroachments was reviewed.

The chief minister directed the concerned authorities that removed encroachments must not be re-established on the retrieved lands. Feasible recommendations should be formulated to best utilize such properties and a complete data and record should also be compiled. He said that this operation should be continued with full vigor and made it clear that no leniency will be tolerated in action against the big fish. He said that the districts showing best performance in this operation will be encouraged.

He directed that district-level anti-encroachment committees should regularly monitor the progress and added that he is regularly reviewing this progress. The chief minister was told in the briefing that as much as 84 thousand acres land worth around Rs. 145 billion has been retrieved.

Provincial Housing Minister Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed, ACS (Home) commissioner Lahore division, spokesman to CM and others attended the meeting.

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