ISLAMABAD: Massive anti-encroachment operation, to vacate illegal possession from acquired land in sector E-12, being carried out by Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Administration
However, ICT administration tackled the situation by calling the additional Reserve Police and arrested 10 miscreants for
It is pertinent to mention here that there are thousands of allotees who have been waiting for possession for the last four decades. They have been running from pillar to post and now the matter has been taken up in the honourable Islamabad High Court (IHC) also where progress is being monitored. CDA is taking possession from those occupants who had received compensation and were continuing to hold possession despite lapse of so many decades. The cultivated land will be resumed after harvest in a few days. CDA is resolved to clear all lands from adverse possession that stand acquired and compensated. At the same time development activities are in process of commencement soon, in this backdrop formalities are being completed so that tendering can begin as soon as possible.
The operation for demolishing illegal constructions in sector E-12 is being participated by around 250 officers and officials of Enforcement Directorate, ICT Administration, heavy contingent of Islamabad Police, Sector Development Directorate, Land and Rehabilitation Directorate of the authority and other concerned formations while rangers were also deputed to counter any untoward situation. During this operation heavy machinery of MPO Directorate was also used to remove constructions from acquired land.
It is pertinent to mention here that CDA has started vacating adverse possession from the acquired land of sector E-12 nearly a month back and gradual momentum is being built. Earlier only vacant land was possessed but now structures are being demolished. Now the operation has been geared up and illegal constructions on acquired land are being demolished. During the operation which was started on Thursday and will remain continue till the vacation of acquired land of the sector, substantial area of the sector would be recovered from illegal occupants which would be handed over to Sector Development Directorate which is already carrying out development work in the sector.