Pakistan Railways has reclaimed 961 acres of land valued at Rs 19.603 crore during various anti-invasion operations across the country.
The Ministry of Railways has recovered a total of 474 acres of land in Punjab, 135 acres in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 329 acres in Sindh, and only 23 acres in Balochistan.
The man said that a total of 3,287 acres of land were being taken away in Punjab, 832 acres were being taken away in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 5,180 acres were being taken away in Sindh, and 687 acres of land were being taken away in Balochistan.
The official said that the Supreme Court has given orders for the retrieval of encroached railway land all over the railway network. So, the government has started a joint procedure to do this.
The three-month anti-encroachment schedules are being prepared and sent to all concerned in accordance with the joint procedure order.
He said that Pakistan Railways has decided to speed up its ongoing anti-land-grabbing operation to recover land from different individuals, groups, and even business organizations who have been using it for residential, commercial, and agricultural purposes for many years.
“The intervention operation will be launched with the support of the railway police and the district administrations of the relevant local governments,” he added.
He said the government is taking several steps to recover encroached land from squatters, including a detailed investigation is underway to determine the encroached land, occupied by individuals. and illegally occupied by various government agencies.
A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed and the case will be registered and forwarded to a PR judicial magistrate for expedited hearing, according to officials.
The issue of illegal occupation and ownership of PR land by government ministries and agencies is also being discussed with relevant ministries, he added.
Officials said PR owns 167,690 acres of land across the country, including 90,326 acres in Punjab, 39,428 in Sindh, 28,228 in Balochistan and 9,708 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In response to questions, it said most of Pakistan Railways’ approximately 9,986 acres of land were found to be worth billions of rupees and under illegal occupation by private, private and other government entities across the country. rice field.