Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi has taken action on the allotment of Port Qasim land and sought all records of the lands sold in the past.

The sources privy to the matter informed a private television channel that the Port Qasim Authority allotted hundreds of acres of the valued land, a decision, which was out of its dominion, as the body is only authorized to sell industries associated with the port, sources added.

The unauthorized allotments were made during the tenures of previous governments, which incurred billions of rupees loss to the national kitty, as per the sources.

The former government illegally sold the land to their own people at the rate of 40-50 million per acre, the sources revealed. The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs has ordered the administration to provide all details pertaining to the matter.

Syed Ali Haider Zaidi took the oath as federal minister on September 11.