islamabad - The Capital Development Authority has evolved a monitoring and vigilance mechanism to discourage encroachments in the city.

According to the Capital Development Authority (CDA), special teams of the enforcement directorate and environment wing are carrying out vigilance and patrolling of different areas of the capital city, particularly where operation against the encroachments and illegal slums has recently been conducted.

Recently-demolished I-11 slum has been fenced while grading of the roads has been completed. Special teams of enforcement directorate have been deputed on the site to ensure that illegal structures and encroachments in the area could not re-emerge.

The CDA management has also been directed to carry out day and night vigilance of the capital city so as to ensure that the encroachers could not occupy the CDA land. On the other hand, the enforcement directorate is carrying on operation against encroachments and demolishing illegal structures in different parts of the city.

Furthermore, the CDA will celebrate Independence Day of Pakistan with national zeal and in an enthusiastic manner. Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal said this while chairing a review meeting about the final arrangements of Pakistan Independence Day – 2015. Sports and culture, and municipal administration directorates have arranged different colourful events for the Independence Day celebrations. A flag hoisting ceremony would be held at Jinnah Convention Centre while directorate of municipal administration has also arranged fireworks at Parade Ground and musical and national songs programmes on August 13 and 14, 2015. Entry for general public in the Parade Ground is free to ensure maximum participation of people in the Independence Day celebrations.

These celebrations would continue till August 23, 2015.

Meanwhile, Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal and Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed has taken strict notice of the pending inquiries against the CDA officers and officials and expressed displeasure on undue delay in finalising these inquiries.

A meeting in this regard was held at the CDA headquarters wherein the status of the ongoing departmental inquiries was discussed. The director general (human resource development) and director general (administration) apprised the meeting of the status of the pending inquiries. The CDA management has directed that all the inquiry officers be given 15 days final deadline for completion of the pending inquiries, failing which disciplinary action would be against them.