Prime Minister directed that strict action must be taken against Land Mafias

ISLAMABAD ( Web News )

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of National Coordination Committee on Housing and Construction at Islamabad. The meeting was attended by MOS for Information Farrukh Habib, SAPM Dr Shehbaz Gill, Member National Assembly Aftab Siddiqui, Chairman CDA Amir Ahmed Ali, Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Lt. General (Retd) General Anwar Ali Haider, Surveyor General Of Pakistan Major General Shahid Pervez and concerned officials. Concerned officials from all four provinces also attended the meeting via video link. The meeting was briefed in detail about development work in Islamabad. Sector I-15 has been completed with unprecedented pace, whereas development of Ali Pur Farash Town project under Naya Pakistan Housing Authority will also be completed soon. The meeting was also briefed about the progress on infrastructure development projects in Islamabad. Construction of Park Enclave (Phase I, II & III), Rawal Chowk Flyover, Korang Bridge, Margalla Highway, 7th Avenue Interchange and IJP Road is going on at a steady pace and these projects are expected to be completed within defined timelines. Moreover the meeting was informed that the building of 150 beds Capital Hospital is complete and its equipment is in the process of procurement. Chairman CDA also briefed on the digital mapping of forest areas of Islamabad. It is not only complete, but it has also helped in identification of encroached land. Prime Minister directed that strict action must be taken against Land Mafias involved in encroachment of forest land, natural waterways and state owned property. Later on, Surveyor General of Pakistan briefed the meeting on Cadastral Mapping of Islamabad Capital Territory, Lahore and digitization of state owned land in Pakistan.

Regarding Islamabad, the meeting was informed that the process is near to completion and the collected data has also been uploaded to web application whereby the title holders will also be given a distinct login ID. The login ID provided to the title holders will help access to all the details of a property hence bringing transparency in the system. Ground survey, Property Tax record and census data are being utilized in Lahore to accurately map the city. Moreover Borad Of Revenue Data in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is being digitalized at a steady pace. Forest Demarcation exercise in the country is 97% complete and digitization of state owned land is also expected to be completed in the upcoming couple of months. The meeting was also briefed in detail on encroachment on Circular Railway, Nullahs and forest land in Karachi. The meeting was briefed on Site development zones proposed for better utilization of land and provision of basic amenities to housing societies. Prime Minister said that government is ensuring the protection of forest lands for conservation of environment. He added that food security and climate change are currently the most important issues concerning the whole world, including Pakistan. The Prime Minister directed that Strict enforcement of law should be ensured for relinquishment of occupied state land. Emphasizing the importance of cadastral mapping the Prime Minister said that it will help the government to identify dead capital and its better utilization.