FAISALABAD: A team of the district administration and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) retrieved the state land allegedly occupied by the brother-in-law of former state minister for water and power Abid Sher Ali at Chak 46-GB, Samundri, on Thursday.
The state land, belonging to the forest department, has been vacated after more than two years follow-up by the forest department officials.
On Dec 21, 2017, the forest department first time had approached the district administration for retrieval of the land; however, nothing was done as the PML-N was in power and action against the occupier could land the officials in trouble.
A handout issued by the district administration read that Qaiser Idrees had occupied the state land and established a farm house there.
The operation team demolished all the structure on this land where electricity supply had also been provided by the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco). It said the land was in the possession of Abid Sher Ali family for a long time and now it had been handed over to the forest department.
The operation has been launched following an order issued by Samundri assistant commissioner Faisal Sultan on Wednesday.
The order had been passed following a complaint submitted by forest guard, Muhammad Nadeem, in which he said that Qaiser had encroached upon 7 kanal land and had done construction on it. He requested for demolish of the structure.
The AC sought report from the revenue department which endorsed that state land had been encroached upon and a road has also been constructed.
Qaiser and others were summoned by the AC, however, Qaiser did not appear before him.