CDA removes 25 illegal stalls at Aabpara

The Capital Development Authority on Thursday removed 25 stalls and steel stairs, which it said had been set up illegally at Aabpara commercial hub.

The head of CDA Enforcement Directorate Ch. Asadullah Faiz ordered the operation after recently assuming the post. Some 50 CDA staff members led by Deputy Director Iftikhar Ahmad Bhatti and accompanied by police officials demolished the stalls.

Bhatti said prior to taking action CDA had asked the concerned people to voluntarily remove the unlawful structures, which had been set up on footpaths and outside shops.

“We had been receiving numerous complaints from the local residents against the illegal occupation of footpaths which were causing inconvenience to pedestrians,” he said.

He said no one would be allowed to illegally occupy space any where in the federal capital as the Authority was committed to providing a clean and healthy environment to the residents.

“After a revised anti-encroachment policy, the Authority is conducting detailed survey to identify stalls and other structures constructed illegally in the Capital city,” he said.

Anti-encroachment operation would also be conducted in other areas, he added. Residents welcomed the removal of the stalls. “It is welcome relief,” said a government employee, Tahir Abbas, who lives in the area.–APP

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