Kaghan: Commissioner Hazara Division Riaz Khan Mahsood revealed that an anti-encroachment operation in Kaghan and Naran was finished during which officials reclaimed 800 Kanal of land valued at PKR 4 billion. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan ordered the anti-encroachment operation.
According to the details, officials dismantled 6,000 cottages, six motels, and 22 illegal constructions built on state territory. The proprietors of 290 hotels that discharge sewage into the Kunhar River have been given a 15-day deadline to find alternative solutions. Locals and business owners are said to have objected to the operation.
According to news sources published on July 10, Mansehra Deputy Commissioner Dr Qasim Ali Khan stated that an anti-encroachment operation would be initiated soon in Kaghan and Naran to conserve the environment and attract tourists to these districts. In addition, illegally constructed cabins and constructions around the Saiful Malook Lake will also be removed, according to him. These precautions were put in place to conserve and preserve the natural beauty of these places.