‘In­dian forces oc­cu­py­ing over 2,800 kanals Waqf land

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the pup­pet ad­min­is­tra­tion has dis­closed that around 2,710 kanals of Waqf land are un­der the il­le­gal oc­cu­pa­tion of Army and para­mil­i­tary forces in the ter­ri­tory.

The pup­pet min­is­ter for Hajj and Auqaf, Fa­rooq Ah­mad Andrabi, re­ply­ing to a ques­tion in the so-called assem­bly said that the Army and other para­mil­i­tary forces had il­le­gally oc­cu­pied 2,710 kanals and 16 mar­las of Waqf land in the ter­ri­tory.The min­is­ter said, 896 kanal Waqf land is un­der il­le­gal oc­cu­pa­tion of the gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and around 2,390 kanals have been oc­cu­pied by the civil­ians.

Mean­while, the re­ply of the min­is­ter cre­ated up­roar in the house, as the op­po­si­tion bench said that the min­is­ter was adopt­ing dis­crim­i­na­tory ap­proach in re­ply­ing to the queries of mem­bers.—KMS

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