LAHORE - The Directorate of Enforcement of the LDA, which had been made defunct last month, is going to get new leaf of life as a requisition to reactivate the directorate has been submitted to the authority concerned. According to the requisition, a number of luxury vehicles including 80 motorcycles worth more than Rs 100 million, heavy machinery to pull down buildings, army of 178 officers and lower staff besides other paraphernalia will be required to run the Directorate of Enforcement. The extra size staff included one director of 19-grade, two expert officers for demolition, two senior enforcement officers of 18-grade, 4 assistant directors of 17-grade, one assistant director of-17-grade, eight assistant estate officers of 16-grade, three personal assistants of grade-16, seven stenographers of grade-12 and grade-15, 80 anti-encroachment inspectors, 10 clerks, 8 drivers for jeeps, 8 drivers for trucks, 10 drivers for heavy machinery, 8 naib qasids and 24 watchmen. A number of land cruisers, jeeps and 2000 cc cars have been demanded in the requisition to put the directorate of enforcement in motion. It may be recalled that The Directorate of Enforcement (DE), constituted by LDA, had rolled into action on May 15, 2009 to take action against illegal properties built on government lands, construction of building in violation of laws and encroachment. Ahmed Aziz Tarar who was the Director Estate Management-I, LDA was given additional charge of Director Enforcement in the directorate. With its inception, Directorate of Enforcement launched operation against illegal construction with full thunder. Surprisingly a number of PML-N MPAs including Ajasam Sharif, Bilal Yaseen, Malik Muhammad Waris Kalu stopped the directorate official to carry out demolition activities using their political influence. These officials filed application to LDA authorities seeking order to get FIR registered against the parliamentarians. Observing the severity of situation, LDA high-ups made the directorate of enforcement inactive to hush up the cases against the PML-N MPAs. Responding to criticism for holding the director of enforcement in abeyance, LDA big bosses gave the plea that the Directorate of Enforcement will remain inactive unless requirements of basic infrastructures including skilled staff, security guards, heavy demolition machinery stand well-equipped office are fulfilled. LDA also transferred and posted a number of officers, who suggested legal action against the PML-N parliamentarians, on a plea that reshuffle was meant to improve the overall functioning of the LDA. LDA Director Enforcement Ahmed Aziz Tarar who was showing administrative activism was replaced by Director Quaid-e-Azam Town Khawaja Javaid Aslam.