Taxila: Taxila’s authorities dismantled unlawfully built marketplaces and stores and reclaimed Rs. 8 million in state land. The highway department controlled four kanals on the Taxila-Hattar industrial road near the Heavy Mechanical Complex-III.
However, by taking state land, certain powerful people were able to build markets. Assistant Commissioner Shahzad Mehboob, together with authorities from the Punjab highway department, revenue, police, tehsil, and local government, initiated an effort to reclaim the land.
A large police presence was deployed to prevent any unwanted incidents. According to sources, the site would be used to expand the connecting road.