LAHORE - More than eight million acre agricultural and urban land, worth millions of rupees, is being grabbed by land mafia in different parts of Punjab. As most of the land is unused and lying vacant over the last many years, the squatters are charged up to occupy the land illegally by contriving certain officials of the concerned govt departments, especially Revenue Department. Sources in Revenue Department revealed that the Punjab government had decided to regularise the agricultural and urban land to protect them from illegal occupation. The government had also planned to computerise the land revenue record in the province to ensure transparency, remove public grievances and to bring the country at par with the systems of developed countries like USA and Japan. However, efforts could not bear the fruit, sources said as certain officials of the concerned government departments were hand in gloves with different groups in land grabbing activities. Resultantly, the government project to computerise land record could not be executed in all districts. Sources further said that out of 11.8 million acre land, more than 8 million acre agri and urban land were being encroached. According to Colonies Department in Board of Revenue, out of 11.8 million acre, 7.7 million acre land belongs to different government departments. Government has leased out more than 2.3 million acre land. While 20,293 acre land has been allocated for horse-upbringing scheme and 2,302 acres land is for cattle-upbringing scheme. Revenue Record details show that in Attock, out of 1.2 million acre government land, only 268 acre land is in government possession. Similarly, out of 2,29,003 acre land, only 1,06,001 land is in government possession in Bahawalpur. In Bhawalnagar, out of 2,04,068, 57,399 land is in government possession. In District Bhakar, out of total 6,29,914 acre land, 7,905 acre land is left to be encroached. Out of 60,135 acres land, 1,634 acres land is yet to be occupied by land grabbers in Pakpattan. In Toba Tek Singh, out of 1,80,584, 10,445 acre land, in Jhang out of 2,91,856, 21,596 acre land, in Jhelum out of 67,559, 1,047 acre land and in Chakwal out of 8,949, 1,452 acre land is facing danger of squatters. Similarly, in Hafizabad, out of 23,492, 142 acre land and in DG Khan 1,61,879 acre land out of 2,49,249 acre is in government possession. In Rawalpindi, out of 1.2 million acre land, only 7,766 acre land is in government possession. In Rahim Yar Khan, out of 5,45,281 acre land, 54,931 acre land is left. In Sahiwal, out of 17,99,992 acre land, 1,428 is in government possession. In Sargodah, 1,94,301 acre land, 12,005 is left. In Sialkot, 22,794 acre land, 1,714 acre land is in government possession. In Sheikhupura, 79,665 acre land, 8,672 acre land is left. In Faisalabad, out of 1,55,933 acre land, 15,796 acre is left. In Kasur, 20,827 acre land, 7,563 acre land is left. In Gujranwala, out of 5,444 acre land, only 2,772 acre land is left. In Gujrat, 19,642 acres land, 1,339 acres land is in government possession. In Lahore 17996 acres land, 811 acres land is left. In Liyya, 1,73,509 acres land, 18,568 acres is left. In Muzaffargarh, out of 20,52,571 acre land, 47,655 acre is left. In Mandi Bahudin, 62,854 acre land, 784 acre land is left. In Multan, 50,543 acre land, 5,627 acres land is left. In Mianwali, out 1,57,478 acres land, only 4,216 acres land in in government possession.