Minister vows to retrieve state lands from grabbers

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Cooperatives Raja Basharat has said that government lands will be recovered from the land mafia at all costs and strict legal action will be taken against the grabbers and their agents.
He was presiding over a meeting at the office of Punjab Cooperatives Liquidation Board (PCLB) on Friday.
The meeting reviewed in detail the performance and problems of the PCLB while Chairman Board Tariq Mahmood Javed and other officers briefed the provincial minister. “The Punjab Government will enact the necessary legislations to remove the barriers and enhance performance of PCLB.” Raja Basharat directed the authorities that all possible assistance should be extended to bring the pending cases of the Board’s properties to a logical conclusion and full cooperation of the concerned Commissioner as well as RPO should be sought for relinquishing the illegal possession. He said that Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed that effective steps be taken to get rid of government land from illegal occupants. He directed the chairman to take all possible steps for recovery of outstanding loans, the report of which should also be sent to him every week.

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