Anti-encroachment drive: RCB confiscates goods, demolishes shops

At least four shops, built illegally and two houses in Cantonment areas, were also demolished


APP February 11, 2017
At least four shops, built illegally and two houses in Cantonment areas, were also demolished. PHOTO: INP

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Canton­ment Board (RCB) confiscated 13 truckloads of goods from different markets in an operation against encroachments in the garrison city.

At least four shops, built illegally and two houses in Cantonment areas, were also demolished.

The operation against unauthorised construction was launched in the cantonments following instructions from Cantonment Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Saima Shah.

RCB spokesman Qasir Mahmood said that the anti-encroachment teams of the board confiscated handcarts, tables, counters and other goods from Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony, Chor, Masrial, Allahabad, Seham.

At least 100 notices were also issued to those found indulging in encroachments along Peshawar Road, Tench Bhatta, Peoples Colony and Ahata Mithu Khan areas.

Mahmood added that shopkeepers have been warned not to encroach the roadside and keep their goods inside the shops.

The spokesman added that four illegal shops constructed at Masrial road, Marble Factory and Dhoke Chaudharian and two houses and a room illegally constructed on Range Road, Awan Town and Mukaram Town were also demolished.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.

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