Punjab Anti Corruption Establishment gives a strong blow to Sharif family

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Punjab Anti Corruption Establishment gives a strong blow to Sharif family

LAHORE*: Punjab Anti Corruption Establishment gives a strong blow to Sharif family over Occupied land by the former ruling family. *

Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Saturday said it has recovered around 36 kanals of government land in Sahiwal illegally occupied by the Ittefaq Sugar Mills, a factory owned by the family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, for the last 37 years.

The revenue department has estimated the value of the land at Rs22.5 million.

ACE Sahiwal Regional Director Shafaqat Ullah told The Express Tribune that contrary to the traditional method of waiting for a complaint to be filed before the anti-graft body took action, they used different sources to identify illegally occupied lands on the orders of the new ACE chief Gohar Nafees.

A few days back, he added, the ACE was informed by a source that the Ittefaq Sugar Mills was illegally possessing 36 kanals of government land since 1982.

He assigned the ACE Pakpattan circle officer to examine the records of the revenue department and took up the matter with the Pakpattan assistant commissioner and the revenue field staff.