15,000 Kanal State Land Woth Over Rs 100 B Recovered From Land Mafia In ICT.

APP - Associated Press of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 18 (APP):The federal government has retrieved 15,000 kanals grabbed (state) land worth Rs 100 billion from outlaws by conducting 70 anti-encroachment operations in Islamabad.

According to the one year performance report of Ministry of Interior shared by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday, a total of 456 money launderers had been apprehended, and 284 cases registered against them and 16 of them convicted, and Rs 2,071 million seized from them in the last year.

Federal, provincial and border committees were formed to curb money laundering (ML) and terrorism financing (TF). A high powered Anti-Smuggling Steering Committee was also constituted under Minister for Interior to devise a strategy and implement action plan to minimize the menace of smuggling from land and sea routes.

The Federal Investigation Agency led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has submitted an interim report on Benami accounts in Supreme Court, which directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against the accused in the accountability court.

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