CDA razes 890 illegal houses, boundary walls in E-12

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration jointly carried out a gigantic operation to vacate illegal possession from acquired land in sector E-12 and demolished 890 illegal houses, boundary walls and other constructions during last three days.

The operation for demolishing illegal constructions in sector E-12 was being participated by around 250 officers and officials of Enforcement Directorate, ICT Administration, heavy contingent of Islamabad Police, Sector Development Directorate, Land and Rehabilitation Directorate of the authority and other concerned formations while rangers were also deputed to counter any untoward situation.

During this operation heavy machinery of MPO Directorate was also used to remove constructions from acquired land.

According to Director Enforcement of CDA, Faheem Badshah, on starting of the operation, few elements tried to stop the operation, they broken the wind screen of the vehicle dozzier, beaten the operator and thrown the stone on the operational staff due to which some operational staff got injuries.

Similarly, some miscreants also put mud and water into the engine of chain Dozzier and air firing to create hurdle in the ongoing operation.

However, ICT administration tackled the situation by calling the additional Reserve Police and arrested 10 miscreants for interruption in official business. After normalization of situation, the operation resumed with full swing and pace.

It is pertinent to mention here that CDA has started vacating adverse possession from the acquired land of sector E-12 nearly a month back and gradual momentum is being built.

Earlier only vacant land was possessed but now structures are being demolished. Now the operation has been geared up and illegal constructions on acquired land are being demolished.