Land worth Millions retrieved in Lahore – Trending in Pakistan
Land worth millions of rupees has been recovered from the land mafia and grabbers. The story is trending now
An anti-encroachment drive in Lahore launched by the district administration and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) entered its second day – Via Trends Pak Daily News
LDA teams and the district administration started the operation in the territory of Harbanspura and Sabzazar early in the morning.
The teams began demolishing permanent structures established near the truck stand in Sabzazar.
Two plazas and truck stands had been constructed on the illegally occupied land. The plots worth millions were reclaimed by the teams near the Motorway, a spokesperson of LDA said.
Details from LDA
The LDA spokesperson reiterated that the Punjab Government has a zero-tolerance policy for land grabbers.
Sources told the daily news that the land mafia is currently occupying thousands of Kanals of land in the provincial capital, which includes:
31,000 of Revenue Department, 636 Kanals of land that belongs to LDA, 32 plots worth Rs 2 billion of the Metropolitan Corporation Lahore (MCL) and 280 of Forests Department.
Moreover, 50,000 plants will be planted on the land retrieved from the forest department.
More from the ground:
The LDA demolished the furniture market of land grabber Mansha Bomb. Shopkeepers and residents resorted to protest the demolition, resulting in the arrest of one person by the police on rioting charges.
Speaking to the media, Deputy Commissioner Lahore Anwar-ul-Haq said,
“Temporary and permanent setups in marketplaces will also be removed.”
Further, the deputy commissioner said, “Two teams consisting of 40 members each have been made. The teams will also have 20 trucks and two loaders.”
Rescue 1122 vehicle and Fire Brigade departments were also directed to be present on the spot along with police officials to avoid any untoward incident, the Deputy Commissioner added.
The drive against land mafia and illegal encroachments in Lahore was launched a day after the Supreme Court ordered the ministry of interior to place alleged land grabber Mansha Bomb and his sons on the Exit Control List.