Govt to deal sternly with land grabbers in capital, suburbs: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the land grabbers and those involved in the illegal occupation of poor people’s lands in Islamabad and its suburbs would not be spared and would be dealt with sternly.

“I will not tolerate land mafia in the federal capital at all,” the prime minister said while chairing a high-level meeting related to the issues of the federal capital.

He said that the operation against land grabbers and illegal occupants of the lands of poor should be carried out by taking the people and media along. The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Interior Shehyar Khan Afridi, Special Assistant to PM Ali Nawaz Awan, MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz, Secretary Interior Major (r) Azeem Sulaiman, Islamabad chief commissioner, inspector general of police and other senior officers.

The secretary interior briefed the prime minister in detail about the overall situation in the federal capital, law and order, ongoing operation against land mafia and other matters. The prime minister directed State Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi, Special Assistant to PM Ali Nawaz Awan and MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz to prepare a special package for Islamabad.

During the meeting, it was decided to establish a coordination committee headed by the secretary interior to strengthen and make more effective the ongoing campaign against land mafia and drug dealers particularly against the use of drugs in educational institutions. Special Assistant to PM Ali Nawaz Awan and MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz would assist the committee in this respect.

Recommendations were also sought from the IGP to further improve the performance of Islamabad Police and make it more effective. The prime minister assured his every possible support to police, city administration and other departments to turn the federal capital into a model city and ensuring the rule of law without any distinction or discrimination.