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Balochistan province still awaits massive anti-encroachment drive.

ISLAMABAD:Appreciating the crackdown against the enchroachers in the other provinces, the citizens of Balochistan on Monday called for a massive anti-encroachment drive and urged the authorities concerned to tighten the noose around shopkeepers, who have covered mostly roads with their stuffs, multiplying the difficulties of commuters.

A resident of Quetta city Khalil Baloch regretted the roads blockage created by the shopkeepers just to settle their business with use of footpaths and roadsides by extending their area towards road.These encroachments was not only causing the traffic jams but also giving an uncivilized look to the city, he added.

Khalil urged the shopkeeper to avoid holding public places for their personal business.

"There is a dire need to kick start a crack down against unauthorised occupation of the land following the footsteps of other provinces," he remarked.

Another citizen, Abbas Samim said that the people of Balochistan have been demanding since long for start of much needed drive against encroachments in the cities. He asked the district administrations to deal sternly with encroachers, who were violating rules and regulations of Municipal corporations, he added

The drive against encroachments will be helpful to clear the crowded roads especially of the capital city keeping in view the public woes due to long traffic jams, he said.

When contacted, an official of Traffic Police Quetta said the increasing trend of road occupying by encroachers can cause fatal accidents on the busy roads. He said drivers also preferred to park their vehicles on road, instead of a designated parking.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Oct 16, 2018
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