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PR No. 204
Islamabad: September 22, 2021

In the light of instructions given by Federal Minister for Railways, Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, work on protection of railway lands and anti-encroachment operation against grabbing mafia is in full swing in all divisions. In the first two months of the financial year 2021-22, in July and August 2021, anti-encroachment operations were carried out and vacant agricultural, commercial and domestic lands were vacated. According to details retrieved land from grabbing mafia at all divisional level is 4.332 acres in terms of commercial lands, 1.399 acres in terms of residential lands and 11.879 acres in terms of agricultural lands. This covers an area of about 17.61 acres and has a market value of about Rs. 431.680 million. Railway lands are a valuable asset of the department which is the responsibility of the railway authorities to protect and efforts are being made to maintain them in an efficient manner. Railway engineering staffs, railway police and district police have an important role to play in getting rid of the railway land grabbing mafia.

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