Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has taken notice of illegal occupation of the properties owned by overseas Pakistanis, and has given a 15-day deadline to the departments concerned to retrieve them, according to a news source published on January 5.
A report detailing illegal occupation of the properties of overseas Pakistanis was submitted to the prime minister. In this report, it was revealed that 261 such properties were illegally occupied in Lahore. In response, the PM ordered Overseas Commission Vice Chairman Chaudhary Waseem Akhtar to retrieve the properties from land grabbers. He also directed the Lahore Development Authority, Police, Cooperative Department, District Administration and other bodies concerned to see to the task.
Reportedly, expatriates living in England, the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kuwait, Italy, and France had lodged complaints regarding the illegal occupation of their properties in Pakistan.