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February 21st, 2011
Land is a Hotly Contested Commodity in Pakistan

The Planning Commission’s Task Force on urban development has found that land is a hotly contested commodity in Pakistan and is planned and disposed of through powerful and often compromised planning agencies and through political and economic pressure of powerful interest groups. The interest groups develop land for sale and use to urban elite and overlook, often entirely the needs and demands of the majority. It further states that land around smaller towns is owned either by big landlords, small farmers or by the Revenue Department while the political representatives and bureaucracy use land as an instrument for political patronage in Pakistan. Read More