Aleem vows to remove encroachments in Punjab

Salim Ahmed

Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has directed to adopt comprehensive strategy to remove encroachments in Punjab and establish proper monitoring system at every division which report must be sent on daily basis. Abdul Aleem Khan directed the senior officers of Local Bodies Department to make coordinated efforts and take in loop all the concerned departments of Federal and Provincial Governments to ensure maximum implementation on this drive.
He said that civic connection of telephone, gas and electricity of illegal occupants should be discontinued on permanent basis and it should be ensured that no such facility be provided to them in future. Senior Minister said that encroachments removal is a main part of 100 days plan of the present government and on the directions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Minister Punjab has ordered the strict compliance for removal of encroachments.
He directed that only on the basis of humanity some relaxation can be given to widows, orphans and very poor people to give them some time to remove their stuff otherwise no one should be spared in any way. Abdul Aleem Khan said that drive started from Ist October is aimed at nabbing the big fish and mafias and there would no exception in this regard.
He said that after the removal of encroachments new face of changing Pakistan would be there which would provide the due right to everyone also. Senior Minister directed LDA and other civic agencies to work with full zeal and get 100 percent results to get back the government land from culprits and evolve such strategy which can stop this practice in future.
He asked the officers to ensure every inch of government land is not in the occupation of land grabbers and no concession should be there in this regard. Abdul Aleem Khan said that he himself would monitoring the situation and those who would be performing up to the mark would be given appreciation also. Senior Minister directed the administration and Police authorities to maintain law and order and avoid any untoward situation. He asked to keep the media also informed in this regard so that masses could be appraised about the update of operation against encroachments. Moreover, Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan visited different areas of the city and reviewed a number of areas in regard to encroachments and listed complaints of general people.
He appealed them to cooperate voluntarily and cooperate in removing the illegal occupation. Abdul Aleem Khan assured them that there would no favor to any one while strict action would taken against officer or official playing illegal role.

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