Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has launched an anti-encroachment drive across the city to free up government land, news sources reported on August 25. The drive was launched against vendors and illegal businesses in Allama Iqbal Town, Multan Chungi, Faisal Town and other regions.
According to reports, the LDA, in collaboration with law enforcement authorities, conducted operations against enterprises infringing on public property and removed the boundary walls of several business premises. The operation began near the Canal Berg Society orange line station on Multan Road, an illegally constructed structure near Multan Chungi, an illegal commercial building in Sabzazar H Block, commercial construction in Sabzazar C Block, a commercial building in Kareem Block, Iqbal Town, and a restaurant in Rachna Block, Iqbal Town. Due to land-use violations, the teams sealed a clinic in College Block, Iqbal Town, and many others in Kareem Block, Iqbal Town.
In a similar development, Pakistan Railways (PR) also launched an anti-encroachment drive against illegal constructions and enterprises in the Mughalpura area, recovering 15 kanal of land worth PKR 150 million.