Ghani insists on reclaiming usurped public lands
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said relevant officials should implement programmes for recovery of usurped government lands.
The president said this while chairing a meeting of the Land Authority Council on Monday, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
Suggestions on how to prevent land grabbing and establishing a special court to deal with land grabbers were presented at the meeting, the statement said.
Members of the council also presented plans and suggestions regarding prevention of government land usurpation and strategy on how to cope with them to the president.
The council members expressed optimism that the strategy against land grabbing and government’s steps in identifying land grabbers, the creation of a special court in this regard and recovery of usurped lands would would yield positive results.
The members also suggested that conferences should be organised in this regard and religious scholars should issue decrees against land-grabbing.
President Ghani directed provincial governors, police and intelligence chiefs to implement plans for recovery of the usurped public lands.
The president highlighted the role of religious scholars in prevention of land grab incidents and said apart from their other social responsibilities, the scholars should also play a role in this regard.
The president also directed the council to hold detailed sessions on implementation of plans for preventing land grabbing and carve out clear plans.
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