LAHORE: The Punjab government has cancelled the transfer of 127 kanals of land belonging to the Raiwind residence of the Sharif family.
Sources told Geo News the Punjab Revenue Department has transferred the land back to the Punjab government, under the name of a deceased Begum Shamim.
The Punjab government has accused the Sharif family of illegally occupying land that originally belongs to the Auqaf department. Sources said the Punjab Revenue Department can take action at any given time to wrest the land from the Sharifs.
On the other hand, sources said the Punjab government has kept the process of cancelling the transfer of land to the Sharifs secret.
The Sharif family, meanwhile, has levelled accusations at the Punjab government, saying that it was preparing fake documents in its bid to raze Sharif family’s Jati Umrah residence to the ground.
The Sharifs said the family had bought this land in 1992, 1997 and in 2015.
Geo News tried to contact the Punjab government over the matter numerous times but received no answer.
Last month, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that the provincial government will not rest until the “qabza mafia” (land grabbers) in the province are dealt with.
The chief minister had met PM Imran Khan during which matters of governance in Punjab came under discussion.
Buzdar had told the prime minister that the government had enhanced its operation against land grabbers in Punjab.
The prime minister himself has spoken out against land grabbers in Punjab and has blamed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for facilitating these mafias during his tenure as the country’s premier.