Anti-encroachment operation starts along Swat river


An operation has been launched to curb illegal constructions, encroachment, and accumulation of debris along the river Swat where 21 accused were held under three maintenance of public order. The decision to launch the anti-encroachment operation was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Commissioner Malakand Division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai at Commissioner’s office Saidu Sharif.

Regional Police Officer Malakand Division Zeeshan Asghar, Deputy Commissioner Swat Junaid Khan, District Police Officer Swat Zahid Nawaz Marwat, and other officials attended the meeting.

The Assistant Commissioner Bahrain would chair the committee with SDO Irrigation and TMO Bahrain would be its members. SDO Irrigation has been assigned the responsibility of identifying encroachment under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa River Protection Act amended 2014. Chairing the meeting, Commissioner Malakand Division Shaukat Ali Yousafzai expressed anguish over illegal constructions.

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