Category Archives: Land Grab

Rimsha, religion and real estate

by Najma Sadeque A year ago, people were disgusted when a cleric named Khalid Chisti had planted false evidence on young Rimsha and incited locals against the Christian community to which she belonged. Once the media went onto other crises … Continue reading

Posted in Land Grab, Women in Pakistan, Women's Issues | Leave a comment

The price of an Island

Our fisheries and 300,000 lives by Najma Sadeque When fisherfolk heard that private developers had announced an island landgrab, they couldn’t understand why it was happening again, that too under a government they voted for. In 2006, former PM Shaukat … Continue reading

Posted in Land Grab | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

From colonial to corporate landgrabbing – the case of Pakistan

2012 Asia Land Forum The Asia Land Forum took place from October 2-3, 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. With the theme “Democratizing Governance on Land towards Enhanced Access of the Poor to Land and Common Property Resources”, the forum brought … Continue reading

Posted in Land Grab, Neo-colonialism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Land-grabbing in the new age

By:Najma Sadeque Published in Pakistn Today on Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 Neo-colonialism disguised as opportunity At this very moment, an indigenous Brazilian tribe is threatening to commit mass suicide over their stolen land where the Belo Monte dam is being … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Agriculture in Pakistan, Corporate Farming, Land Grab, Neo-colonialism | Tagged | Leave a comment

The global and local land-grab

by Najma Sadeque – published in the the Express Tribune October 29, 2012 Colonialism is alive and well in most former colonies — with one major difference. Previously, the colonials barged in armed to the teeth, compelling locals to produce … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Land Grab | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

KARACHI: Sale of two islands resented

Published in DAWN December 29, 2006 KARACHI, Dec 28: The Green Economics & Globalisation Initiative, Shirkat Gah, and Pakistan Mahigeer Tehreek (PMT) held a meeting to bring together representatives of civil society organisations and political parties to brief them about … Continue reading

Posted in Land Grab | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Global Land Grab

By Najma Sadeque – 26 October 2009 It was not until last year that the global land grab story finally broke. GRAIN, the Barcelona-based international NGO, identified over 100 land deals scattered around the world. Over the past five years, … Continue reading

Posted in Land Grab | Tagged | Leave a comment