MULTAN: The Bhakkar District Administration on Monday conducted a crackdown against land grabbers.
The raids took place in Chak Number 18-TDA in Darya Khan Tehsil.
Over 87 acres of land worth Rs140 million were retrieved in the exercise.
The operation was conducted under the supervision of Bhakkar Deputy Commissioner Bilal Haider.
Darya Khan Assistant Commissioner Maqbool Aijaz said that the operation was initiated on Haider’s order.
Aijaz added that the seized land had been handed over to the agriculture department for now.
He said that the local police, revenue administration and agriculture department were also a part of the joint operation.
The assistant commissioner said that the land had been in the hands of illegal occupants for the past 70 years.
Aijaz said that the government had to suffer losses of over Rs100 million due to them.
In 1995, the occupiers had lost a case in the Lahore High Court, but they continued squatting on the land in violation of the ruling.2017-03-13