islamabad - Islamabad police have asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to dislodge gypsy families camping near sensitive installations in sector H-11, The Nation has learnt through reliable sources.

According to a report submitted by the Special Branch of Islamabad police, a copy of which is exclusively available with The Nation, 60 to 70 gypsy families have had been camping near police headquarters, since months. “The area where these families have been camping is very sensitive being it near to Police Line headquarters, NUST, National Police Academy and Intelligence Bureau academy,” the report said and added “they may become a tool in the hands of some miscreants.”

The report said the children of the gypsy families are involved in begging at traffic signals while the male stay in tents ‘to use narcotics.’ The intelligence agency has feared that these people may fall in the hands of some terrorists or miscreants. The police have recommended to the chairman CDA to root out their camps to avoid any mishap in future. Sources in the local police said that apparent financial hardships of the gypsy families may lead them to think otherwise. “Some miscreants may use them against some lucrative monetary offer,” they said when asked if the families have a background of some suspicious activities.

Meanwhile, capital city’s district administration has prohibited the owners and managers of the hotel, motels, guesthouse, inns and hostels to rent out a place to a person as guest without providing the concerned police station his/her particulars, containing his/her CNIC and phone number on the prescribed form. An order issued by the additional district magistrate Islamabad yesterday said it shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force for a period of two months.

In another order same day, the district administration also prohibited property dealers and brokers from renting out any kind of property to any person without informing the concerned police station regarding particulars of the tenants, containing his CNIC number and phone number. The district administration is of the view that the miscreants tend to be involved in terrorist activities within the jurisdiction of the federal capital by hiding in hotels, guesthouses and hotels as guests. “In order to avert the involvement of miscreants who may accomplish their nefarious activities while residing within Islamabad, it is necessary to order that every owner/manager of the hotel, motel, guesthouse, inn and hostel be bound to verify the particulars of persons who occupy a room or place in the aforesaid establishment as guests and provide the same to the concerned police station,” said the order. Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority’s campaign against illegal constructions and encroachments is in full swing as the teams of enforcement directorate are conducting operations against illegal construction across the city.

In continuation of its campaign, the teams conducted a joint operation against the encroachments in sector G-7 here yesterday and demolished several illegal structures, dwellings and fixed other such violations which were causing inconvenience to the general public. The operation was participated by the enforcement directorate, machinery pool organization and other concerned formations of the authority while magisterial and police cover was also provided by the Islamabad capital administration and Islamabad police, said a press release. The CDA teams conducted operation around and behind media houses at Zero Point in sector G-7 and demolished an illegal structure comprising four rooms at two kanals of CDA land. Moreover, an illegally constructed boundary wall over state’s land was also demolished. The teams also demolished an illegal kiosk and two rooms near Aam Saraai. The CDA has reiterated that the operation against illegal construction will remain continue with more zeal and enthusiasm for complete eradication of encroachments in the city.