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52 kanal of citizens’ land vacated

Islamabad : Anti-Land Grabbing Committee has taken effective action against land grabbers during last three and half months and got vacated 52 kanal of citizens' land from occupation of mafia.

Chief Commissioner and IGP Islamabad have ensured several steps including constitution of anti-land grabbing committee comprising officials of Capital police and district administration to resolve land disputes of citizens and take effective action against land mafia.

The committee includes Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Kamran Cheema and Additional Superintendent of Police Farhat Abbass Kazmi while police and Revenue officers also coordinate with the committee for timely assistance.

During the last three and half months, the committee received 63 applications and it ordered to register 10 FIRs while five persons were arrested and four others had to face action on false complaints.

A total of 52 kanal land was vacated from occupation of land mafia while disputes on 24 complaints were settled after agreements among parties.

Police were directed for prompt action on six complaints and ten complaints were termed of civil nature. The remaining nine applications are being reviewed by the committee and decisions on them would be made soon.

Additional SP Islamabad Farhat Abbass Kazmi said that anti-land grabbing response unit consists of four police officers and 16 ‘jawans’ which takes immediate action after receiving complaints.

He said that 31 influential persons had to face action under MPO while many faced imprisonment after legal action against them. He said these persons used to sell government property to citizens after preparing fake documents and affidavits.

As per vision of the Prime Minister, he said that Islamabad police, district administration and CDA launched 27 operations against ‘Qabza’ mafia during the ongoing month following vision of Prime Minister.

A total of 2,161 kanal land worth more than Rs2 billion was vacated which was under commercial and residential use of 'Qabza' mafia for several years. He said that 102 persons were nabbed after registration of 80 cases. As per vision of Prime Minister, he said that action against mafia would continue under supervision of the IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman.