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Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Accountability and Inside Shahzad Akbar addressing a press convention, in Islamabad, on January 31, 2021. — PID
  • Shahzad Akbar claims Rs210 billion recovered from Punjab in two-and-a-half years
  • “Rs24bn worth of recoveries were made from 36 PML-N members, from whom 8,085 acres of land was taken back,” Akbar provides
  • Says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif “promoted Changa Manga politics” and “politics of money” throughout PML-N’s tenure

Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Sunday claimed that the federal government has made recoveries price Rs210 billion from Punjab over the course of the previous two-and-a-half years.

He claimed that of the quantity, Rs24bn price of recoveries have been produced from 36 PML-N members, from whom 8,085 acres of land was taken again.

“This is the reality behind the hue and cry being raised by the PML-N,” he mentioned, as he addressed a press convention in Islamabad.

Akbar mentioned the social gathering was accusing the federal government of exacting political revenge merely to save lots of their very own skins.

He spoke of the land razed by the Lahore Growth Authority the place the Khokhar brothers had established “Khokhar Palace”. “They had grabbed land belonging to the government worth Rs1.5bn,” he mentioned.

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He mentioned that moreover the restoration from the Khokhars, land price Rs92.5 million was additionally taken again from Khurram Dastagir, “which has been turned into a public park”.

Akbar mentioned what stays now’s for the federal government to gather “penal rent” price Rs5 billion.

Discussing additional recoveries, he mentioned that land price Rs7 billion was taken again from Chaudhry Tanveer and a couple of,400 kanals price Rs2.5 billion from Daniyal Aziz.

Furthermore, 8 kanals 2 marlas of presidency land have been recovered from Javed Latif; land price Rs2 billion was taken again from Abid Sher Ali; and 70 acres of land price thousands and thousands was additionally recovered from Maiza Hameed’s husband, he mentioned.

Amongst different leaders he named, in accordance with Radio Pakistan are Mudasar Qayum Nahra, and Mir Badshah Qaisrani.

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Akbar mentioned {that a} widespread man can’t “occupy government lands” and that these are “powerful people”.

He mentioned these recoveries “were not an easy task” however Punjab authorities’s efficiency over the previous two-and-a-half years has been “excellent”.

The premier’s adviser mentioned all of the land taken again was both forest land or agricultural and shall be put to make use of for the welfare of the individuals.

He mentioned work is underway to raze an “illegal plaza” in Sialkot, including that Khwaja Asif “has also occupied a housing society”.

Akbar, recalling the PML-N’s rule, mentioned that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif “promoted Changa Manga politics” and “politics of money” on the time.

He mentioned that is why the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan had used the phrase “mafia” in its judgment when Nawaz was disqualified.

The premier’s adviser mentioned that if one have been to ask Nawaz what his ideology is, “he won’t be able to answer”.


Correction: An earlier model of the story erroneously said that recoveries price Rs210bn have been produced from 36 PML-N members. The error is regretted.

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