Punjab Govt Agreed to Give 45,000 Acres of Barren Land to Army for Farming
- 17, March , 2023
Newstoday: The Punjab caretaker government has decided to provide the Pakistan Army at minimum 45,267 acres of agricultural land in three districts named Bhakkar, Khushab, and Sahiwal due to "Corporate Agricultural Farming." The government's military land bureau decided to write to the Punjab chief secretary, the Panel of Revenue, and the office staff of agriculture, tree, livestock, and water management to transfer 42,724 acres in Bhakkar's Kaloor Kot and Mankera 1,818 acres in Khushab's Quaidabad, and Khushab 725 acres in Sahiwal's Chichawatni. The letter also included the Punjab government's announcement of February 20, 2023 and the March 8 Joint Venture (JV) agreement.
According to reports, the military, Punjab government, and corporate farming firms inked the JV. According to the article, the Punjab government would provide land, and the army will administer the project using its resources. The private sector will invest and offer auxiliary assistance, such as fertilisers. "Army participation will provide a consistent administrative framework," according to the paper.According to "insiders," the Army saw the land as barren, uncultivated, and unused. It plans to turn it into a productive site that will generate cash and natural resources.