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RMC launches drive against encroachment.

RAWALPINDI -- The Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) and local police vacated the pavement along Double Road Shamsabad, removing three illegal constructions and confiscating seven stoves installed illegally by food outlets, as part of an anti-encroachment operation launched on Wednesday.

Chief Municipal Officer Khalid Javed Goraya told Dawn the drive was launched on the directives of Mayor Sardar Naseem and supervised by himself and RMC Finance Officer Shahzad Gondal.

He said the commissioner has asked that police personnel be provided to remove permanent and temporary encroachments in the city, and City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed had provided police personnel to assist the RMC.

He said the team visited Double Road near Cricket Stadium, and found that the management of the Mubarak Hotel restaurant had encroached upon the parking area and pavement by installing stoves and seating. He said the RMC team was asked to raze the illegal construction and the structure for installing stoves immediately.

RMC personnel removed the building structure and vacated the pavement of encroachment, he said.

Mr Goraya said the team also visited Raja Bazaar and Gunjmandi, where they found illegal construction on pavements and were told to take action if they found illegal structures on roads or pavements.

He said RMC personnel seized carts and the goods displayed on them, and illegal roadside stalls in Raja Bazaar, Kashmiri Bazaar, Gunjmandi, Dingi Khoi, Moti Bazaar, Sabzi Mandi, Namak Mandi, Narkari Bazaar, Asghar Mall Scheme, Sadiqabad and Muslim Town, and on Iqbal Road, Jamia Masjid Road, Liaquat Road, College Road, Murree Road, Saidpur Road and Banni Chowk. The seized goods were taken to RMC offices in four trucks.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 18, 2018
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