Chief Minister Punjab Pervez Elahi announced that public land in the Cholistan would be transparently allocated to 25,000 local farmers over the course of five years.
On Friday, the decision was made during a meeting that Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi presided over in his office here.
A transparent plan has been developed to distribute government-owned land in the expanse of Cholistan to 20,000 local farmers in the first phase for temporary cultivation for a term of five years, following the directions of Chief Minister Pervez Elahi.
Distribution of the land will be carried out by draw.
Pervez Elahi stated that the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) will be in charge of conducting the draw for the land allocation.
In the second phase, 5,000 more farmers will receive temporary plots.
Elahi expressed the expectation that this move would help the agricultural industry in the region and promised that the government will address the issues faced by Cholistan farmers on a priority basis.
CM Punjab concluded by saying that Cholistan residents have an equal entitlement to resources, and giving land to farmers who are now without land will improve their future.