Islamabad: According to news sources provided on August 16, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) continue their anti-encroachment drive against illegally constructed infrastructure in Margalla Hills. CDA Chairman Aamer Ali Ahmed, who is also the capital city’s main commissioner, issued the directions in this respect.
The officials dismantled many illegally erected structures in the Gokina and Talhar areas of Margalla Hills during the anti-encroachment sweep, which lasted three days. According to a CDA official who oversaw the anti-encroachment operation, these include many quarters and boundary walls.
The initiative is part of the CDA’s ongoing anti-encroachment program, which aims to prevent illegal encroachment on the Margalla Hills and to combat land grabbers who use the protected territory for commercial purposes.
Moving the heavy machinery in the rugged terrain of the Margalla Hills was tough, according to CDA officials, but the job was completed successfully. According to reports, the authorities also met with villagers, who agreed to lend their full assistance to the fight against the land mafia.