ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has said that the drive against encroachments in Islamabad is continuing across the board, adding that land valuing trillions of rupees was encroached upon or illegally occupied in the federal capital.
Addressing the media on Friday, the state minister said that 33,000 kanals of land had been recovered in Kural and Kurree areas. He added that demarcation of the recovered land was underway.
Afridi said that action had been taken against 31 plazas established on state land while a corner plot occupied by the administration of a mall was also being dismantled. He added that the land adjacent to Faizabad Bus Stop had also been vacated.
The minister said that action was being taken against powerful and influential people for the first time. He added that poor people would not be dislodged from their places.
He said that some people in the past treated as if they were above the law “but now everyone is being treated equally under the law”. He added that action would be taken after complete homework, following all the legal formalities.
Afridi assured that the identity of the Islamabad Capital Territory would be restored in its true spirit.