Admin launches anti-encroachment drive

Rafiullah Mandokhail

Zhob—The district administration on Saturday launched a major campaign against illegal en-croachments in various parts of Zhob bazaar includ-ing Market Road, Daak Khana Road and Jail Road.
Police and Levies party led by Assistant Commissioner Ali Ejaz dismantled dozens of structures and arrested several pushcart owners. “The encroachments on footpaths and the roads cause hurdles in the flow of traffic.” AC said, add-ing a major portion on both sides of roads were in possession of influential people who used it for business purposes.
It is to be mentioned that traffic jam has become a routine mater especially on Quetta and D.I Khan highways here. Illegal encroachments and parking have exacerbated the matter, which adds to mental trauma of the people delaying them from reaching their destinations. It irritates and frustrates people especially those traveling in an emergency.
Illegal parking, massive encroachments, dilapidated roads, violation of traffic rules and increasing num-ber of light duty vehicles particularly three-wheeler Zranj rickshaws are some of the major reasons.

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