Islamabad: After conducting 70 anti-encroachment operations, the government has successfully retrieved 15,000 kanals of state land worth PKR 100 billion from land grabbers in Islamabad – a news source reported.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan disclosed this information on Sunday while sharing the one-year performance report of the executive compiled by the Ministry of Interior with the media.
The report also stated that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had commenced with the construction work of a bridge at Park Enclave, the G-7/G-8 Interchange, the Burma Bridge, the CDA Hospital, as well as the Islamabad Smart Highway.
Moreover, the executive has established three shelter homes in Islamabad: at I-11, G-9, and Tarlai. These facilities accommodate more than 1,500 people and allow 300 to stay overnight on a daily basis. Additionally, facilitation centres have been established at Bhara Kahu and Tarlai to assist the general public in rural areas.
A Law and Order Division was established separately for the capital to improve the effectiveness of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police; an initiative which has helped bring down the crime rate by 19%.
Similarly, the Islamabad Traffic Police have started issuing driving licenses on a priority basis and tickets for traffic violations have been digitised so drivers receive their receipt through text messages.
According to the report, a revenue of PKR 1,893 million were collected from ICT during the fiscal year 2018-2019 as compared to PKR 669 million in the fiscal year 2017-2018.
Moreover, the government has achieved success with regard to the creation of a commission in its bid to redraft the Islamabad master plan, said the special assistant.