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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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'We will never give them our land': The city for rich that is displacing thousands of indigenous people in Pakistan's Sindh

27 July 2021

According to human rights activists, an alleged crackdown is happening against those who are vocal against Bahria Town Karachi and the forced acquisition of lands and evictions. Last month, while Murad Gabol’s two children were sleeping, police raided his house. “We showed them the papers of our…

The Battle Over Bahria Town Karachi

8 July 2021

The construction of the exclusive suburb has sparked fierce resistance from local residents, who refuse to give up their land. Main photo: The Fire Department of Bahria Town Karachi on the site after Bahria Town Karachi’s main gate was set on fire and shops were vandalized on June 6, 2021…

Govt okays proposed legislation to protect agricultural land

9 June 2021

Main Photo: The participants were told that under the proposed law, besides the Land Use and Building Control Authority, the establishment of a council at provincial level was also proposed with the chief minister as its head. Reuters/File PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finalised…

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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…