Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) have issued notices to vacate illegally occupied state land by 10 January, 2018 – a news source reported. State land worth billions of rupees has been found to be occupied by influential people and groups.
RDA and WASA have warned of crackdowns starting from January 14th in case of non-compliance. The measure has already been approved by the authorities concerned.
Land belonging to both these civic agencies remains under the encroachment of influential groups. In some places, shops have been illegally built on the land. A portion of the area is also occupied by members of the municipal corporation, and notices has been sent to them as well.
Commercial activities are planned by both agencies on the retrieved land – something which will help them improve their financial position.
Recently, RDA’s building control department demolished over 100 illegal shops, warehouses, showrooms, and shades as part of its ongoing anti-encroachment drive. The demolition process was carried out on High Court Road.