Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the agencies in charge of monitor encroachments in Islamabad, the federal capital to employ contemporary technology, including drones, to keep an eye on the situation.
The prime minister, who was presiding over a conference on civic issues in Islamabad, emphasized the importance of developing a systematic plan to combat encroachment in the capital. He suggested that a single regulatory agency be established in Islamabad to oversee the implementation of all rules and construction codes.
Asad Umar, the Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ali Nawaz Awan, the Special Assistant for Capital Development Authority (CDA) Affairs, Aamer Ali Ahmed, the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Raja Khurram Nawaz, and other top officials were present at the meeting.
The premier also called for the launch of a huge tree-planting program in the federal capital, and suggested that incentives be provided to encourage the participation of as many indigenous people as possible in the effort to safeguard green spaces.
While briefing reporters after his briefing, CDA Chairman said the lack of a centralized regulatory structure is the primary reason for the encroachment problem.
“The Capital Development Authority, the Registrar Societies, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan regulate the capital,” he explained.
According to the CDA chairman, who quoted an official document, the CDA’s enforcement directorate has demolished 20,511 unlawful constructions and recovered 13,000 Kanals of state land from illegal inhabitants in more than 6,000 anti-encroachment operations over the last five years.
According to Aamer Ali Ahmed, the department also took strong action against its officials after conducting an investigation into charges of carelessness against them. In addition, seven officials have been suspended, while an investigation into the conduct of two officials is ongoing, and warning letters have been issued to five employees for negligence in the performance of their duties.
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