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Govt retrieves 15,000 kanals of encroached land

August 19, 2019 • news

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.

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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%.

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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.