CDA razes buildings on state land

Operation was conducted by Enforcement Directorate along with other concerned formations


​ Our Correspondent April 30, 2020
PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has foiled an attempt to encroach state land adjoining Centaurs Mall, a statement said on Wednesday.

Officials of the Enforcement Directorate of the authority demolished structures being constructed on state land.

The operation was conducted by Enforcement Directorate along with the participation of other concerned formations. The action was taken on the report of vigilance staff wherein it was reported that the contractor of the parking plot allotted by IMC Municipal Administration Directorate was carrying out construction beyond the parking plotline on the CDA land.

Taking prompt action on the report, Enforcement Directorate demolished two under-construction rooms and shed constructed on the state land. Furthermore, it was also reported that contractor has also established their office on state land so notices were served to the contractor of the parking area to remove container-based offices within 24 hours and warned him of strict action to be taken in case of not fulfilling the order.

The contractor has been further warned to avoid any future attempt in this regard.   In the meanwhile, another team of Enforcement Directorate on the indication of staff of Building Control Directorate demolished a huge illegally constructed structure comprising upon 05 rooms and one washroom in the Mulpur area. Similarly, team of Enforcement Directorate also removed several construction material selling points in Markaz G-8 and confiscated encroachment material, the statement said.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2020.

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