Islamabad - In order to safeguard the interests of Capital Development Authority (CDA), retrieve land and remove encroachment, the enforcement directorate of the authority has divided the capital area into three zones and reconstituted 10 teams to carry out anti-encroachment operations in its jurisdiction.

According to the CDA, the directorate is supposed to enforce and establish writ of law in its respective area. It said that numerous complaints are being received daily regarding illegal encroachment in different areas. On November 28, the enforcement directorate issued a notification under which 10 teams have been set up to carryout anti-encroachment operations in the city.

Three vigilance teams have also been constituted for the zones. The notification said that all types of complaint and reports of respective areas should be properly routed through concerned assistant directors and deputy directors.

Furthermore, on the directions of Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, enforcement directorate of the authority continued its operation against encroachment and illegal constructions in the federal capital. The enforcement directorate with the assistance of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration carried out an anti-encroachment operation in the area of Faizabad and vacated plot number 1028, 1029 and 1030, which were illegally encroached by Faisal Movers, a bus service. The vacated land was handed over to environment wing so that barbed wire could be erected around these plots.

Moreover, a delegation of traders of Karachi Company called on deputy director general enforcement to discuss the strategy to remove encroachment from the market and make it a role model. Subsequently, an operation was carried out at Karachi Company in which 10 truckloads of material was confiscated. Similarly, during another operation, enforcement directorate along with senior special magistrate sealed house number 281 of sector F-10/4, after cancelation of its allotment being under nonconforming use. During another operation, enforcement directorate also demolished illegal sheds, platforms and stairs from the open space used by Ali Baba Restaurant in G-11 and Salmania Restaurant F-11, after the vacation of stay orders from the court.