Islamabad - The campaign of Capital Development Authority (CDA) against illegal constructions and encroachments is in full swing and the civic authority is ensuring indiscriminate and strict action against violations of CDA building bylaws and encroachments in the federal city.

In the continuation of its anti-encroachment drive, the CDA on the directions of Chairman Maroof Afzal stopped the construction work on a plaza named Royal Apartments situated in Pakistan Medical Cooperative Housing Society, Sector E-11, on violation of approved layout plan of the authority and also demolished illegal constructions on second and third floors of the plaza.

The operation was carried with the assistance of Islamabad Police and Islamabad Capital Administration.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court during a proceeding has also passed the directions to CDA authorities to take immediate action against the violators of CDA building bylaws in sector E-11. The violators were served prior notices but they did not remove the violation at their own.

Similarly, during another operation teams of enforcement directorate also demolished fifteen illegal dwellings near Zero Point, sector G-7. Teams of enforcement directorate also carried out anti-encroachment operations in different markets of Islamabad and confiscated three trucks of encroachment material.

Member Administration and Estate Amer Ali Ahmed has directed enforcement directorate to continue anti-encroachment drive without any discrimination and ensure strict action against the violators of CDA building by-laws as well as the encroachers. He directed to ensure strict monitoring to eliminate on encroachments and illegal construction from Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is taking effective measures for providing quality food items at affordable rates in weekly bazaars being run by CDA.

Furthermore, the CDA is ensuring efficient monitoring to provide all items at prescribed rates. According to a press release issued by CDA, as a result of the authority’s effective and result-oriented consolidated steps, fruits and vegetables are being sold in the Islamabad’s weekly bazaars at rates lower than rates at markets of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The fact can be judged by the comparative analysis of  prices of different edible items which include  potato, onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, carrot, bell peeper, apple, guava and banana which were sold at Rs 30, 60, 70, 220, 210, 80, 100, 200, 120 and 200 per kg/dozen respectively in different markets of Islamabad while these commodities were sold at Rs 16, 50, 46, 160, 136, 24, 50, 110, 60 and 120 per kg/dozen  respectively at CDA weekly bazaars during the last week.

In the meanwhile, the member administration and estate CDA directed the bazaar administration to ensure strictly the sale of all items at prescribed rates and take legal action against the violators. He directed to cancel the licenses and impose fine on those stall holders who are providing substandard and unhygienic edible items.

He directed the in-charge weekly bazaars to ensure hygienic conditions and proper cleanliness in the weekly bazaars being run by the authority.

Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, said that provision of different kinds of quality vegetables, fruits and other edible items of daily use to residents of at affordable rates at weekly bazaars would be ensured.