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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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Pakistan: Protests in Gilgit Baltistan over secret land deals with China

12 May 2022

Main photo: Representative Image Gilgit Baltistan [PoK], May 12 (ANI): Pakistan is surreptitiously leasing out the Upper Hunza Valley to China in the near future to ease its mounting debt burden from the Chinese investment in the now increasingly burdensome China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)…

Cabinet approves lease of state land for corporate farming under CPEC

2 March 2022

Main photo banner: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar chairs a meeting of the cabinet on Tuesday. — Screengrab via Govt of Punjab Twitter LAHORE: The Punjab cabinet on Tuesday approved leasing out of state land for corporate farming under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The cabinet…

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Thirty-five New Country Portfolios Feature Breadth of Land Governance Challenges

2 December 2021

(02.12.2021) The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of thirty-five new country portfolios as part of the Country Insights Initiative, which seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find…

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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…