Railways Retrieve 478 Acres Land From Illegal Occupants
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Wed 27th October 2021 | 01:28 PM
Pakistan Railways has retrieved around 478 acres precious land worth billion of rupees from illegal occupants under its anti-encroachment operation across the country during the present government tenure
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Oct, 2021 ) :Pakistan Railways has retrieved around 478 acres precious land worth billion of rupees from illegal occupants under its anti-encroachment operation across the country during the present government tenure.
"The encroachment operation has been launched with the assistance of railway police and district administrations," an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
The official said that out of the total land, 83 acres were commercial, 298 acres were residential and 97 acres were the agricultural land of the Pakistan Railways.
He said the government was taking several steps to retrieve encroached land from the land grabbers including detailed survey was being carried out to identify the encroached land, occupied by the individuals and under illegal occupation of various government departments.
The official said the campaign was being monitored by the Divisional Superintendents, Headquarters office and Ministry of Railways.
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and joint procedure order have been issued since for strict implementation of this policy, the official added.
He said that First Information Reports (FIRs) were being lodged and cases were registered and sent to Pakistan Railways Judicial Magistrates for expeditious trial.
He said it was an ongoing campaign which would continue till the elimination and regularization of encroachments.
The official said Pakistan Railways owns 167,690 acres of land across the country, of which 90,326-acre is in Punjab, 39,428-acre in Sindh, 28,228-acre in Balochistan and 9,708-acre in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.