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Land in Pakistan is highly concentrated, which is source of poverty and instability in the country. Land is considered the principal asset in the rural economy, but unequal access to land and inefficient systems of water management have contributed to land degradation, poverty and instability. In Pakistan, 63% of the total population is rural and 43% is landless and lacks access to water or an irrigation system.

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Pakistan to set up ‘fast-track’ courts to settle land-grabbing cases of overseas Pakistanis

13 April 2021

Main photo: Zulfi Bukhari, Special Assistant to PM on Overseas Pakistanis, Afzaal Mahmood, Pakistan Ambassador, Ahmed Shaikhani, President, PBC, Shabbir Merchant, Director PBC, Imran Chaudhry and guests at the PBC reception in Dubai on Sunday. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News The special…

Pakistan's rising housing crunch devours fertile land

29 March 2021

Trend of large once green swathes of land turned into concrete jungles in recent years has environmentalists concerned   FAISALABAD, Pakistan A mounting housing crunch is fast devouring Pakistan's agricultural lands, which may have cascading effects on the country's food security in years to come…

Landmark Decision In Pakistan; Balochistan Court Rules ‘Unsettled Land’ In Favour Of Indigenous Tribes

25 March 2021

The Balochistan High Court (BHC), in a landmark judgment, has declared that the ‘unsettled land’ of Pakistan’s largest province belongs to the indigenous tribes and not the provincial government. Despite its low population, the Balochistan province is the biggest federating unit of Pakistan in…

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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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9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme - Day 3 - WEBINAR ON COVID-19 AND TENURE SECURITY

Webinar on COVID-19 and Tenure Security

9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme   3 NOVEMBER 2020, 10.00 – 11.30 CET (9.00 – 10.30 GMT)  Project implementation in all countries and at the transversal level have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anecdotal evidence from many countries suggest that the pandemic…