Anti-encroachment operation continues to retrieve land

Zubair Qureshi

Capital Development Authority (CDA)’s massive operation against the encroachments and illegal construction continued on the third day (Monday) along the right bank of the Kashmir Highway and during the operation several forms of encroachment, buildings and constructions that were erected in violation of the CDA building regulations were demolished.
During the operation several acres of state land were retrieved.
Member Estate, CDA Khushal Khan, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqat, SSP Operations Najeeb Bagvi, Director Enforcement Faheem Badshah, Director Building Control Section, Director MPO, officers of ICT Administration including Assistant Commissioners, officers of Islamabad Police and officers of concerned formations of CDA were present on this occasion.
The operation was jointly carried out by more than 350 officials of Enforcement and other concerned formations while heavy contingent of Islamabad police, rangers and Counter Terrorism Force officials.
Heavy machinery of MPO and Environment Directorate and other formations were also utilized during the operation.
During the 3rd day of operation, several constructions, constructed illegally or in violation of CDA Building Regulations were demolished.
The constructions which were demolished on the third day of the operation included 50 shops, 12 residential houses, 3 markets, 2 and 3- storey plazas and one service station. During the operation, around 52 constructions were demolished and several kanals of state land was retrieved.

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