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  • This land is your land, this land is my land

    “A building can last for decades, and the land underneath it is practically indestructible...

    With the increasing cost of living, the stock market wavering, and an unpredictable trend of violence persisting in the city, one can only wonder about the individuals who are investing heavily in land in Karachi...

  • Orange Line project Land acquisition to impact routine life, commercial activities

    LAHORE: Land acquisition for the Orange Line Metro Train Project will not only disturb routine life of a number of residents, but also result in loss of infrastructure, commercial and cultural activities and a change in land use...

    According to the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, which was discussed in a public hearing on June 30, construction of the project will require land to be acquired in various parts of...

  • ‘Big stick policy’ being used to acquire land for Orange Line project

    LAHORE: The civil society has strongly protested against the government for using police force and state machinery to drive residents of Parachute Colony out of their houses within the next couple of days for Orange Line train despite a stay order issued by the Lahore High Court against the project...

    ” he said, adding that since the government wanted to get colony’s land for Orange Line forcibly, the residents had challenged the...

  • Land acquisition for Orange Line: Govt mulls over ‘hefty package’ to woo protesting residents

    LAHORE: Following resistance shown against the route of Orange Line Metro Train by the residents of various localities, mainly the Jain Mandir, Kapoorthala House and Katchi Abadi (slum area) of Railway Colony, the government is considering various proposals to find out a solution that could help it acquire the land for the project without any fuss...

    Official sources say that since the residents reacted to the government’s land...

  • Orange Line Metro: Land acquisition, rates dominate EIA public hearing

    LAHORE: Stakeholders raised concerns over the proposed acquisition of their land for the Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project on Tuesday at a public hearing over project’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report by the Environment Department at Alhamra Cultural Complex...

    Muzaffar Mufti, a shopkeeper, sought use of state land available at Chauburji to Samanabad Morr in the project...

  • More land to be acquired for Orange Line project

    LAHORE: Undeterred by the opposition its Orange Line Metro Train Project was facing from stakeholders, including affected residents, civil society and political parties, the Punjab government has announced its plan to acquire more land for the mega scheme worth Rs165 billion...

    Since the government had earlier issued a notification to acquire around 1,165-kanal private land, it recently issued another notification to get around...

  • CDA may start ‘Orange Line’ in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: The city’s managers may start an ‘Orange Line’ track in the federal capital, the first rail-based mass rapid transit system in the city...

    The proposed line will start from Rawat and end at Peshawar Mor where it will be connected to the metro bus track...

  • Umar Gul returns to Multan Sultans' starting line-up for PSL clash with Islamabad United

    Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first in the 25th fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2018 in Sharjah on Tuesday...

    Multan XI: KC Sangakkara, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, KA Pollard, Saif Badar, RA Whiteley, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Umar GulIslamabad XI: AD Hales, L Ronchi, JP Duminy, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Misbah-ul-Haq, SR Patel, Shadab Khan, Amad Butt, Mohammad Sami
  • COVER: The politics of land: Karachi: The Land Issue

    KARACHI is a city characterised by contestations over resources by a diverse set of formal and informal actors — land and water being the two sectors where this trend is the most prevalent...

    As a parallel economy, it has become more difficult to effectively document the interface between land, services, housing and the associated socio-political, economic and environmental undercurrents...

  • Missionary school land declared ‘state land’

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab education department has declared the land of the Government Christian High School for Boys, Raja Bazaar a ‘state land’ and has directed the district coordination officer to ensure that encroachments are removed from the area...

    It is being run by the Punjab government at present, which has failed to protect the school’s land from being encroached upon...

  • NAB retrieves 10,000 acres of usurped state land near Karachi from land mafia

    National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday claimed to have retrieved 10,000 acres of usurped state land off Superhighway near Karachi worth Rs75 billion, where some major housing schemes were launched in connivance with the revenue officials, Dawn has learnt...

    “In an investigation against revenue authorities on allegations of fake allotments of lands at Thana Boola Khan, Jamshoro, NAB has been successful in getting thousands of...

  • ECP issues notice to Imran, Fazl for violation of code of conduct

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman for violation of the code of conduct ahead of by-elections in PK-8 (Peshawar)...

    After receiving reports about the two party chiefs’ visit to the constituency, warnings were issued reminding them of blatant violation of the code of conduct...

  • Strict code of conduct for SECP employees

    ISLAMABAD: Under a strict code of conduct introduced on Tuesday, all the serving and retired senior officers of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have been barred not only from politics but also befriending any stakeholder...

    The SECP Policy Board approved the code of conduct for the employees that was put it into effect immediately...

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