SLAMABAD: Under the Integrated Transit Trade Management System, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) needs a total of 141.5 acres of land at Wagah border. However, the government already owns 65 acre through National Logistics Cell (NLC).
Sources told Customs Today that project consultants have identified 76 acres of additional land to set up new export and import processing facilities. However, instead of acquiring 76 acre land from farmers, the requirement of the land has been curtailed to 64.8 acres to avoid negative impact on residential areas, cattle farms and protect a school. Sources said that the project will be implemented in a way to protect the private properties.
Accordingly, the area involving acquisition of residential or commercial and community structures or residential and commercial land located in adjoining settlement is avoided and thus no physical displacement is envisaged as such. The FBR will ensure that the land compensation to replacement value is agreed through negotiated settlement. In case, negotiated settlement is unsuccessful, following normal land acquisition process under law.