PR retrieves 293.56 acres precious land from encroachers
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has retrieved 293.56 acres land from the encroachers through an anti-encroachment operation across the country during the period of eleven months.
“The encroachment operation is launched with the assistance of railway police and district administrations of the provincial governments,” an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.
Giving a division-wise breakup, he said Pakistan Railways had retrieved 143.45 acres from Punjab, 80.54 acres from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 59.8 acres from Sindh and 9.77 acres from Balochistan.
The official said Pakistan Railways had owned 167,690 acres land across the country out of which Punjab had 90,326 acres, Sindh 39,428 acres, Balochistan 28,228 acres and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had 9,708 acres.
He said the Geographic Information System (GIS) based survey had also been conducted under the project of computerization of railway land record in which all the encroachments and leases etc had been recorded in the PRLMS software. – APP