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Land in Pakistan is highly concentrated, which is source of poverty and instability in the country. Land is considered the principal asset in the rural economy, but unequal access to land and inefficient systems of water management have contributed to land degradation, poverty and instability. In Pakistan, 63% of the total population is rural and 43% is landless and lacks access to water or an irrigation system.

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Pakistan's rising housing crunch devours fertile land

29 March 2021

Trend of large once green swathes of land turned into concrete jungles in recent years has environmentalists concerned   FAISALABAD, Pakistan A mounting housing crunch is fast devouring Pakistan's agricultural lands, which may have cascading effects on the country's food security in years to come…

Landmark Decision In Pakistan; Balochistan Court Rules ‘Unsettled Land’ In Favour Of Indigenous Tribes

25 March 2021

The Balochistan High Court (BHC), in a landmark judgment, has declared that the ‘unsettled land’ of Pakistan’s largest province belongs to the indigenous tribes and not the provincial government. Despite its low population, the Balochistan province is the biggest federating unit of Pakistan in…

Pakistan: ETPB “sides” with land grabbers who encroached houses of Sikhs

Pakistan: ETPB “sides” with land grabbers who encroached houses of Sikhs

23 December 2020

True to its reputation, Pakistan’s Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) is once again trying to forcibly occupy a prime land which has been given on lease to Teerath Singh, a Sikh resident of Nankana Sahib.     According to highly places intelligence sources, the officials of ETPB in connivance with…



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The Opportunities for Transformation Open Up When Women Have Land Rights

4 December 2018

Rural women and girls are far from the public or media spotlight, but their struggles deserve urgent attention The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), held in March 2018, focused on the empowerment of women and girls in rural areas, signifying international commitment to fight some of…

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9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme - Day 3 - WEBINAR ON COVID-19 AND TENURE SECURITY

Webinar on COVID-19 and Tenure Security

9th Capitalization Meeting of the EU Land Governance Programme   3 NOVEMBER 2020, 10.00 – 11.30 CET (9.00 – 10.30 GMT)  Project implementation in all countries and at the transversal level have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anecdotal evidence from many countries suggest that the pandemic…