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Under demands from Islamic nationalists, present-day Pakistan was created from the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, and then the secession of Bangladesh in 1971. The total land area is 770,875 km2, not including disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir (claimed by both Pakistan and India). Borders are to India, China, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Arabian Sea to the south. There is a rich diversity of landscapes, including mountains, desert, and river delta areas. Nevertheless, Pakistan is mainly a dry-land country, 80% arid or semi-arid, and with high levels of water scarcity.
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Country Insights Initiative

Thirty-five New Country Portfolios Feature Breadth of Land Governance Challenges

2 December 2021

(02.12.2021) The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of thirty-five new country portfolios as part of the Country Insights Initiative, which seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find…

Real estate industry of Pakistan: Land lords vs state lords

30 November 2021

According to Prof Abdul Shakoor Shah, Pakistan is the most urbanized nation in South Asia. The Real Estate industry in Pakistan was instigated from Karachi. It subsisted even before partition. Property tycoons constructed buildings but the selling of plots was atypical. The industry started…

Pakistan: Public-private partnership to restore 50,000 acres of degraded forest land

25 November 2021

Main photo: Special Assistant to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam addresses the media about the launch of the Forest Restoration and Carbon Offset Programme at the Ministry of Climate Change. Image Credit: PID Islamabad: The Pakistan government has announced it will collaborate with the…

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There are high levels of inequality over land ownership, with 64% of land owned by 5% of landlords, and more than 50% of rural families having no land

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Pakistan’s ‘Biggest Land Grabber’

3 May 2021

By Nilesh Kunwar Originally posted by Eurasia Review at: https://www.eurasiareview.com/03052021-pakistans-biggest-land-grabber-oped/ Photo: Pakistan's General Qamar Javed Bajwa   Pakistan army’s insatiable hunger for land is no secret. In fact it’s so pronounced that it even found prominence…

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Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? WIDER Annual Lecture 25

A century has passed since women in Undivided India, now divided into several countries of South Asia, demanded equal rights in property — especially land, the most important means of production in developing economies. The struggle continued after Independence. Today, the resultant legal reforms…