GILGIT: The district administration launched a crackdown against encroachment in Gilgit city on Monday. Encroachers were warned to remove their illegal structures immediately, otherwise, they would be sent to jail. Gilgit Assistant Commissioner Naveed Khan and building inspector Mazhar Hussain along with relevant staff tightened the noose around encroachers in the Gilgit and warned encroachment mafia to remove illegal structures or face dire consequences. Talking to the media, Hussain said encroachment in Gilgit would not be tolerated. Adherence to building codes, he said, were imperative for the construction of residential and commercial buildings.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2017.
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