June 18, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan says the agricultural lands, as well as those reserved for forests, should not be used for construction in any way.
Presiding over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad, he directed to make preparations for the biggest plantation drive during this year’s monsoon season.
Surveyor General of Pakistan briefed the meeting about the cadastral mapping of the country.
It was told that mapping of the official lands including 53 sectors of Islamabad, 35 percent of Punjab, 56 percent of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and 30 percent of Baluchistan has been completed.
The meeting was told that this process will help eliminate land grabbing and enhance tax collection besides planning.
The Prime Minister directed to further speed up the process of mapping.
The representative of the Association of Builders and Developers appreciated the Prime Minister for the incentives announced for the construction sector in the federal budget 2021-22 and also presented some more suggestions.
The Prime Minister said that the construction sector is playing an important role in the country’s development and economic growth.
He urged all the relevant federal departments and provincial governments to immediately address the problems of investors.