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Residents displaced in KCR project decry govt apathy

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Residents of several localities whose houses were demolished to pave way for the KCR project await Govt compensation & resettlement as promised to them in the 2019 SC judgment.

Unsettled lands belong to indigenous inhabitants: BHC

March 25th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Balochistan High Court has declared that inhabitants of indigenous tribes have the right of ownership in unsettled lands of the province, rejecting a claim by the provincial government that it owns all such lands.

راوی کنارے نیا شہر ہماری لاشوں کے اوپر ہی بن سکتا ہے”

دسمبر ٦ ٢٠٢٠ تحریر: احمد سعید اور حامد ریاض; لاہور; تحریک انصاف'کی حکومت نے راوی کنارے نیا جدید شہر بسانے کے منصوبے سے کافی توقعات وابستہ کر رکھی ہیں مگر اس زمین پر رہنے والوں نے حکومت کو تنبیہ کی ہے کہ اگر انھیں بے گھر کیا تو ان کے لئے مارو یا مر جاؤ والی صورتحال پیدا ہو جاے گی

“If the bulldozers come, it will be like a war”

December 6th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz & Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; “You cannot have sewage, industrial, residential and medical waste being dumped into the stormwater drains that feed the Ravi and then dream of a clean river by setting filtration plants at the river itself,” he points out. “The source of the problem of water pollution lies somewhere else and not at the river.”