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Review plea on Kr. anti-encroachment drive

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday directed the Attorney General for Pakistan to file a review petition before the Supreme Court over its earlier orders on the anti-encroachment drive in Karachi.
The prime minister issued the directive during a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who called on him, PM Office media wing in a press release said.
During the meeting, the issue of ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi was discussed.

 

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US Envoy at Faisal Masjid (TEXT AND VIDEO)

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ISLAMABAD: United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Paul Jones, accompanied by his wife Catherine Jones, visited the Shah Faisal Mosque here.  

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CDA postpones operation in E-12

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday postponed the operation in Sector E-12 due to protest of local affectees. The affectees met with Member Estate CDA Khushal Khan and requested him to postpone the operation till their complete settlement.

Earlier, the CDA has decided to launch an operation in Sector E-12 to take possession of its land illegally occupied by the encroachers.  The civic body had issued notices to all illegal occupants of land in Sector E-12 that included Dharik Mohri, Bhaikra Koh, Bhaikra Fateh Baksh, Bara Dari, Sari Saral, and Golra to vacate its land by 13th December. The anti-encroachment operation of the CDA and Islamabad District Administration regarding retrieval of the CDA land of Sector E-12 halted as about 2000 villagers gathered at the site and started gathering rowdy for their additional benefits.

The officers and staff of Enforcement Directorate, CDA along with officers of District Administration and a heavy contingent of police were present on the occasion. A large number of affectees of Sector E-12 started agitation for their additional demands/grievances in return of the possession of acquired land. On this occasion, Member Estate, CDA addressed the villagers gathered at the site and told them anti-encroachment operation would be continued without any discrimination.

He further engaged a group of elders in order to subdue the rowdy crowd and said that if affectees of Sector E-12 are facing any problems, they can approach CDA administration for their grievances so that operation could be completed smoothly. Thereafter, a delegation of affectees of Sector E-12 met with Member Estate at CDA Headquarters for putting up formal request about the outstanding benefits.  In view of the situation, the operation was temporarily stopped and the teams were called back.

 

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CDA to start operation in E-12 to retrieves land

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ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to start operation in sector E-12 to take possession of its land illegally occupied by the encroachers.

CDA had launched E-12 in 1989 but development work of the said sector could not be started due to illegal possession of the occupants. CDA official said that Enforcement Directorate had issued notices to all illegal occupants of land in sector E-12 to vacate its land by December 13. The areas included Dharik Mohri, Bhaikra Koh, Bhaikra Fateh Baksh, Bara Dari, Sari Saral, and Golra, where CDA would conduct the operation to retrieve the land, he added.

He said that the civic body in its notice warned the illegal occupants, to vacate the land within a week, otherwise legal action would be taken against them. He said the focus of CDA administration was to retrieve and secure possession in all those sectors, which are under adverse possession so that these stalled sectors could be developed on priority to facilitate the allottees who were allotted plots in these sectors many years ago. According to details, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had retrieved and taken possession of 300 Kanal of land in sector E-12 after a special operation two years ago.

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