Anti-land grabbing cells established in Punjab Districts

Anti-land grabbing cell

LAHORE:        To respond to the increasing number of complaints by citizens pertaining to land grabbing, the Punjab government has established special anti-land grabbing cells in all its districts. These cells will be headed and administered by BS-18 officers who will receive complaints, verify them, and take immediate action against the culprits.

All the provincial and district administrative departments, autonomous bodies, development authorities, civil defense including police and others have been directed to extend special and instant support to the anti-land grabbing cells, so that effective action could be taken against land grabbers and their networks, and growing grievances of the citizens and overseas Pakistanis are addressed, a Punjab government representative told media.

He added that all divisional commissioners will be needed to compile and submit a consolidated monthly report of the districts in their respective jurisdictions as per given format to the office of Director Complaints, Chief Minister’s Office, Lahore.

To oversee and monitor the efficiency of the anti-land grabbing cells, a provincial Anti-Land Grabbing Cell has been established in the Chief Minister’s Office, where Director Complaints will be a focal person.