CM Punjab announces action against land-grabbers, investigations into corruption

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed officials to take action against land-grabbers across the province as well as investigate all corruption by past governments.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore along with Accountability Advisor to PM Barrister Shahzad Akbar, Usman Buzdar said that former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif allotted thousands of plots illegally in 1985. Plots meant for widows and deserving persons were allotted on political grounds.

“We won't rule of law and transparency in the system”, he added.

The Punjab Chief Minister said that legal action would be taken against this illegal act and directed the Anti-Corruption Department to investigate. Former CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif also made illegal allotments during his tenure. Details of all illegal allotments in programs such as LDA have been given to the anti-corruption department and appropriate action has been ordered.

“We will ensure that the anti-encroachment campaign is a success”, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Barrister Shahzad Akbar said that recoveries will be made from the perpetrators of this corruption. These corrupt practices have been kept hidden since 1990, he added.

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