Balkh agriculture dept out to reclaim lost land (Video)
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Land measuring 85 acres belonging to the provincial Agriculture and Livestock Department of northern Balkh province has been unlawfully seized, the department head complained on Monday.
Vowing to reclaim the grabbed land, Katib Shams told Pajhwok Afghan News that 375 jirbs or 187 acres of land owned by the agriculture department was dedicated to an agriculture farm in 1963. But development works on the project could not be launched due to the unrest those days, he recalled.
“Later political developments in the 1990s enabled local warlords to occupy 340 jirbs of the land and they built an illegal colony named Zara’at Karta on it”, Shams lamented.
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