19 encroachers held in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: At least 19 persons were arrested while encroachments were removed from outside trade centres during a fresh campaign in Shoba, Khyber Bazaar, Qissa Khwani, Cinema Road, Namakmandi and other parts of the city on Wednesday.
The campaign was launched by the district administration and traffic police to ensure smooth flow of traffic. SP Traffic Mian Saeed, Assistant Coordination Officer Zafar Ali Shah and officials of the Cantonment Board Peshawar supervised the operation. The traders in many markets protested against the arrests and destruction of their goods. However, the authorities continued their operation for several hours. The SP traffic said the operation would continue till all the roads were cleared of encroachments.