CDA continues anti-encroachment drive

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On the directives of Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Maroof Afzal the CDA Enforcement Directorate is continuing with its operation against encroachments and illegal constructions in Islamabad.

During recent operations against encroachments and illegal constructions in different areas of the federal capital, the Enforcement Directorate demolished illegal constructions and retrieved CDA land from illegal occupants after removing encroachments, states a press release.

Teams of the Enforcement Directorate carried out an operation in Sector F-12/3 and demolished illegally constructed walls.

Similarly, staff of the Enforcement Directorate demolished one room and garage constructed illegally adjacent to a government accommodation in Sector G-9/2.

One illegally constructed wall on CDA land in Street 53 of Sector F-6/4, four newly-constructed boundary walls in Katchi Abadi Sector I-11, one room in Shapper Colony and three illegally established hotels in the areas of Sector D-12 and Haji Camp were also demolished.

In order to remove encroachments from different markets, the Enforcement Directorate carried out operations in Aabpara Market, Melody, Karachi Company, Sitara Market, Jinnah Supper Market, Tipu Market Sector G-8/2, Abbasia Market Sector F-8/3, F-11 Markaz and in Mughal Market I-8/1.

CDA Administration and Estate Member Amer Ali Ahmed directed the directorate’s deputy director general to devise a strategy to remove encroachments from different markets with the mutual coordination of trade unions so that the anti-encroachment campaign could be more result-oriented.

Ahmed said that the encroachments in the markets are not only causing inconvenience to the people visiting these markets but also disturb the business of the traders.

He said that the anti-encroachment drive would be accelerated with the consultation of traders.

He also called for ensuring effective monitoring so that encroachments would not be set up again.