PUNJAB: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan on Wednesday said that the zero-tolerance policy would continue against encroachments and grabbing of even a single-inch of government land would not be tolerated.
According to a statement released from the ministry, Abdul Aleem Khan said that in compliance with the court’s direction, original shapes of the cities would be restored and no pressure would be entertained in this regard.
The minister expressed these views while presiding over the meeting of a high-level committee formed by the Punjab chief minister on the issue of encroachments. The Secretaries of local government, Industries, revenue and deputy commissioner were also present among other relevant officers, reads the statement.
Khan made it clear that anti-encroachment drive will continue in all cities of Punjab till the logical end.
He said that honest and able officers were required to implement the government’s agenda and added that the officials would be provided full support by the government. The minister ordered to ensure that no ‘katchi abadis’ are disturbed and there should be no complaint by the poor ones.
Khan said that government’s land worth billions of rupees was already recovered during the current campaign against encroachments in Punjab.
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