List of Land Held by Army Generals in Just One Punjab District

List of Pakistan Army Land Lords 

This list will highlight the share of some of the Army Generals in the resources of the country. 


SA Tribune has got a list of over 100 armed forces men who allotted to themselves at least 400 or more acres of prime land in Bahawalpur. 

On the name of “To defend it from the enemy,” at the throw away rate of Rs 380 per acre (US Dollars Six & 50 cents). The list is only of one District. Such lists exist all over Punjab and Sindh where a new breed of landlords has been created through similar allotments. 

These fertile lands were given to the serving and retired generals on the pretext that these army generals will “prove a front line against the invading Army.” 

The centuries old British colonial law to settle locals near enemy border was invoked by these army men to grab the lands. But instead of taking lands close to the border, they took away prime heartland acres, thousands of them. 

The price they paid was Rs 380 an acre was notional but many of them sold the land making millions. Others have become feudal lords in their own right by employing landless peasant to till these land and produce key crops. 

This list has been prepared with the help of land revenue record of the district of Bahawalpur by local activists of Nationalist Qaumi Movement, a group fighting for the rights of the local people. 

This conversion of Generals into landlords also explains why no serious effort has been made by the military to introduce land reforms in the country, which could cure many political and social imbalances in the Pakistani society. 

The list includes the names and the area (Chak) where the land (400 acres or more) is located. Some of these officers may have been promoted to higher ranks or even retired from service: 

* General Pervez Musharraf, Village (Moza) Nouabad Yazman, Bahawalpur;

* General Zubair, Chak DB/14;

* General Moinuddin Haider, former Interior Minister, DB/43;

* General Aziz, former chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, BC/16;

* General Iqbal, BC/16;

* General Saroop, BC/17;

* General Javed, DB/61;

* General Irashad Moin;

* General Zarar Niazi, DB/64;

* General Zulifkar Ali (former Wapda chief) 54/P;

* Lt General Saleem Haider 54/p;

* Lt General Mohammad Akram 94/9;

* Lt. General Mohammad Naeem;

* Lt General Mohammad Afzal Janjua 54/P;

* Lt General Amin Burki( 96/p);

* Lt General Khalid Maqbool (former Governor Punjab) 54/P;

* Lt General Irshad Hussain;

* Lt General Mushtaq Hussain 54/P;

* Lt Gen Tariq Pervez (brother of Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet minister Nadir Pervez);

* Admiral Mansoorul Haq, former Chief of Naval Staff, DB/113;

* Air Marshal Imtiaz Haider, DB/114;

* Major General Malik Mohammad Salim, 1L/101;

* Major General Amjad Shoaib 1L/127;

* Major General Jehangir Nasrullah, 95/P;

* Major General Waqar ul Haq, 55/P;

* Major General Mahboub Muzaffar, 56/P;

* Major General Khurshid Alam, A101/107;

* Major General Agha Jhangir Ali Khan, 1L/120;

* Major General Jamshed Iyaz Khan, 126/1L;

* Major General Tahir Ali Qurshi, 93/P;

* Lt General Muzaffar Usmani, 93/P;

* Major General Sultan Habib, 93/P;

* Major General Abdul Razzak, 250/P;

* Major General Mohamamd Mushtaq, 54/P;

* Major General Mohammad Raza, 54/P;

* Major General Rafiullah, (former IB Chief);

* Major General Zafar Mehdi;

* Brig Mohammad Sarfraz, 55/P;

* Brig Mohammad Jamil Qudrat Warsi, IL/104;

* Brig Mumtaz, IL/104;

* Brig Rasheed, Chak 126;

* Brig Ali Akbar, 54/P;

* Brig Gull Alam Khan 46/P;

* Brig Mohammad Bashir Baz, Chak 256;

* Brig Saeed Abdul Khaliq, IL/129;

* Brig Ashraf Khan Afridi, 49/P

* Brig Ghazanfar Azam, Chak 105;

* Brig Javed Malick, Chak 46/P

* Brig Ghulam Abbas, Chak 46/P,

* Brig Iftikar, Chak 46/P

* Brig Shahid Naeem, Chak 46/P

* Brig Ziaullah, IL/119;

* Brig Saddik Khan, 54/P;

* Brig Masoud Bashir; 54/P

* Brig Pervez Akhtar son of Saleem Khan; 54/P

* Colonel Shaukat Hayat, IL/123;

* Colonel Safdar Hussain, 250/P;

* Colonel Mohammed Tariq Khan, 256/P ;

* Colonel Bahadur Nawaz, 256/P

* Lt Colonel Ahmad Yar Khan, 44/46;

* Lt Colonel Abdur Rahim Khan, 93/P;

* Lt Colonel Arshad Pervez Khan, 93/P

9 Responses

  1. “Thuged-out” Niggaz”

    “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men (and women) to do nothing.”
    — Edmund Burke

    • assa.o.aikum ham bhot gharib hai hamari zamin punjab ma hai aur ak admi na zamin ka paper computerrized kar wa kar kha hai ka ye mere zamin haihamara pas orginal paper hai akin hamri koi nai sun raha hai hamari madad ki gia plllease

  2. Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.

    A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and fat-ass-Generals.

  3. I read a wonderful line on the wall of a stadium in D.H.A. Phase V, which beautifully underlines the whole story, it says ” Every Country Has An Army, Pakistan Army Has A Country”.

    I guess no further discussion is needed after reading this line.

    • Are you suggesting that Pak Army should be disbanded as Indian Army is enough.Be courageous and say openly.

    • If country is being handed to the enemy on a silver plater than Army should step and stop those who are selling the country for peronal gains.

  4. i think there will b no concern of army in the decesion making of govt..they should do their work..they should look after the borders of country not take any interest in govt affairs…

  5. grabing land by army general is more worse., fatal for country and the generation to come.all land should be snatch from these bloody gereral,who lost not only war but pakistan divided these bloody gereral…..these boody gereral tuf.

  6. there is a border commitee in army which gives out this land. another disgusting thing that is happening is that they r getting the land back from private land owners who have purchased these from the army personel. the reason being that a no objection certificate was not obtained at the time of sale/purchase of the said land. whereas the buyer has paid all the provincial taxes and has done everything which is nessecary except not knowingly did not obtain the no objection certificate and now his hard earned money is going to waste as the army is grabing the land back just on this issue.

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