ABBOTTABAD: As part of the process to widen the Murree Road, the Abbottabad district administration and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa highway authority on Saturday removed around 18 encroachments from state land along the road. Equipped with heavy machinery, the Abbottabad Assistant Commissioner Ruman Burhana, local police, and anti-encroachment squads of K-P Highway and TMA, razed down the extended concrete portions of 18 different structures. These included road-side eateries, malls and shops. Government’s revenue officials claimed that land measuring between four to 10 feet had been encroached from Jhugiyan to Nawanshehr Road.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2017.