Rawalpindi: Drive against encroachments continues
Rawalpindi: Operation against encroachments continued on Thursday as raids were conducted in many city markets to remove encroachments while at least five trucks loaded with encroached items have been confiscated.
According to details, the grand clean-up operation against encroachments launched on the special instructions of Administrator Rawal Town/Assistant Commissioner Saif Anwar Jappa is underway in the city. Special teams under the supervision of Town Officer Regulation Aftab Ahmed Chohan conducted raids at Raja Bazaar, Liaquat Road, Benazir Bhutto road, Gunjmandi, Jamia Masjid Road, Commercial Market and Sadiqabad. Five trucks loaded with goods were confiscated and deposited in the TMA store today.
The vendors who were found selling their products while displaying on foot-paths and different city roads were imposed fines amounting to Rs35,000 with warnings.
Administrator Rawal Town has once again warned the shopkeepers, not to indulge in any encroachment, which causes trouble for pedestrians as well as other road users adding, stern action would be taken against the violators.
He directed the officials concerned to take stringent measures to remove encroachments. An effective strategy to discourage illegal construction should also be devised with strict measures against constructions built without approved building plans, he instructed.