ISLAMABAD: Illegally constructed wedding halls and other setups were demolished as the anti-encroachment drive resumed in the federal capital on Sunday.
State Minister for Affairs Shehryar Afridi who visited the G-12 near Kashmir highway, one of the sites where the demolition was taking place, said that the structures constructed without unofficial approval will be bulldozed.
The drive was started by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) a day earlier. Similar drives are also expected to take place in Lahore and Karachi in the near future.
The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has finalised a list of properties where the operation will take place.
Last week, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar announced an anti-encroachment operation against land mafia and illegal encroachments all across the province.
The chief minister had said the campaign will begin from affluent and influential people and no political pressure will be considered during the campaign.
He further said the operation will be done without discrimination, adding that it is imperative for the party to eradicate corruption and return the embezzled money.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had held a meeting with members of the provincial cabinet in Lahore, where he said that eliminating corruption from Punjab was the biggest challenge for them.
The premier had also directed Buzdar to immediately kick off a drive against encroachments and individuals involved in illegal occupation of public property. He promised complete assistance to the provincial government in this regard.