Anti-encroachment: PM forms high-powered committee to devise policy

Published: December 8, 2018
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PHOTO: INP

PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday formulated a high-level committee which will focus on civic issues in the federal capital and devise ways of addressing them.

Moreover, the committee has been directed to take strict action against members of the land mafia.

The four-member committee will be headed by the State Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi and will comprise Health Minister Aamir Kiyani, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs for Islamabad Raja Khurrum and Ali Nawaz Awan. Awan also serves as a special assistant to the prime minister on the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) affairs.

Govt wants SC to stop anti-encroachment drive

The committee has been tasked with formulating a policy to address the issue of encroachment permanently, in light of the directives issued by the Supreme Court.

However, the committee will focus on measures which ensure that small house owners, shopkeepers, daily wage earners, street vendors are not disturbed.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 8th, 2018.

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