JI leader, others booked for illegal construction in D-12

Islamabad – The Golra police have booked a local Jamaat-e-Islami leader and six others for illegal construction in sector D-12 and for hurling threats at the CDA officials who tried to put a stop to the activity.

The FIR has been lodged on the complaint of CDA inspector, Raza Abbas. According to the complainant, Nazim Shah, Zaigam Shah, Zubair Farooq, Khalid Bhatti, Shabab Khan, Pervez Shah and one other were involved in illegal construction in North Ridge housing society in sector D-12 against the directions of Supreme Court. When the CDA staff tried to stop them, the men warned them of dire consequences. The police have registered the FIR under sections 147, 149, 353, 186, 188, 506 of the PPC and and is yet to arrest the accused.

On the other hand, Mayor Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority, Sheikh Anser Aziz, has directed a massive operation against illegal constructions in Sector B-17. The operation is being supervised by Director Building Control-II, Director Enforcement, CDA Magistrate and officers of concerned formations of CDA / MCI. The Mayor has said that the owners involved in illegal constructions have been served with notices while also being warned through public notices. However, due to non-compliance, CDA has finally started the operation against the constructions, he added. The buildings sealed by CDA on Thursday include Capital Square Plaza, Makka Heights, Rahat Mall and Zaka Mall. CDA is not only sealing illegally constructed buildings in the vicinity but also formulating a strategy of taking action against the owners who do not seek approval of building plan from CDA. The purpose of this act is to discourage illegal construction activities and provision of protection to safe the valuable investment, according to the CDA officials.

The Mayor has said that the operation against unauthorized construction and encroachments will continue without any discrimination in order to provide clean and green environment to the residents. He said that the prime responsibility is to restore the natural beauty of Islamabad for which all legal formalities would be used. He said that for the first time, CDA has conducted such a large-scale operation against illegal construction activities and encroachments in the city to ensure development of the city. He added that CDA has already sealed buildings including Meriden Heights, Tooba Heights, Tooba Heights-II, Mustafa Tower, Prime Heights, Awan Arcade, Qartaba Heights, Apollo Heights, Islamabad Heights, Capital Residential and other illegal structures in Sector E-11.

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