The commission to reclaim governmental lands said that more than 7,949,721 acres of land have been surveyed across the country, and it has determined that 7,551,343 acres of land has been grabbed and more than 589,499 acres of this land have been reclaimed.
Ehsanullah Wasiq, secretary of the commission to prevent land-grabbing, said in a press conference that the construction of New Kabul projects will begin soon.
“589,317 acres of land have been reclaimed and registered in the land bank. So, there are 4,048,111 acres of land which the commission decided belonged to the Islamic Emirate, and the matter has been referred to a dedicated court as the individuals have not agreed to the decision,” he said.
Wassiq said that all kinds of obstacles have been eliminated ahead of the New Kabul construction project.
“It is obvious to our countrymen that the New Kabul project is vital both for Kabul and the whole of Afghanistan. Thousands of people will find work and the traffic jams will be decreased,” he added.
Abdul Shokor Dadras, legal analyst, said that the procedures of the commission to reclaim lands should be monitored.
“There should be a monitor in the working procedure of the commission to assess if the 21st principle of the guidelines of the Islamic Emirate Leader is being implemented,” Dadras said.
The officials of the commission said that it is expected that 3 million acres of grabbed lands will be identified.
The commission is comprised of officials from the Ministries of Justice, Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock Ministry, Urban Development as well as the Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the President.