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Under demands from Islamic nationalists, present-day Pakistan was created from the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, and then the secession of Bangladesh in 1971. The total land area is 770,875 km2, not including disputed regions of Jammu and Kashmir (claimed by both Pakistan and India). Borders are to India, China, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Arabian Sea to the south. There is a rich diversity of landscapes, including mountains, desert, and river delta areas. Nevertheless, Pakistan is mainly a dry-land country, 80% arid or semi-arid, and with high levels of water scarcity.
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Punjab launching new land record system

6 January 2023

The Punjab government is starting a new land record system, but the revenue record of 460 mouzas (villages) in the district of Rawalpindi is still incomplete.

7 injured near Kurram border following firing from Afghan side over land dispute: officials

20 November 2022

Seven people were injured following firing from Afghanistan to Pakistan, linked to local cross-border land disputes

Bangladesh's Santals continue struggle for ancestral land

8 November 2022

Indigenous Santal people in Bangladesh remember the deadly clashes that led to their eviction from their ancestral land six years ago.

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There are high levels of inequality over land ownership, with 64% of land owned by 5% of landlords, and more than 50% of rural families having no land

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Pakistan’s ‘Biggest Land Grabber’

3 May 2021

By Nilesh Kunwar Originally posted by Eurasia Review at: https://www.eurasiareview.com/03052021-pakistans-biggest-land-grabber-oped/ Photo: Pakistan's General Qamar Javed Bajwa   Pakistan army’s insatiable hunger for land is no secret. In fact it’s so pronounced that it even found prominence…

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Women’s struggle for land in South Asia

Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms?

A century has passed since women in Undivided India, now divided into several countries of South Asia, demanded equal rights in property — especially land, the most important means of production in developing economies. The struggle continued after Independence. Today, the resultant legal reforms…