Islamabad: The Quetta Development Authority (QDA) on Thursday revealed it had demolished 70% of illegal structures in the city during its ongoing anti-encroachment drive, a news source reported. The civic agency is carrying out the operation in collaboration with the Balochistan Board of Revenue.
Parliamentary Secretary and Chairperson QDA Bushra Rind said that following court orders, the department had retrieved the property which previously had remained in illegal occupation for over a decade. She added that over 667-acres of state land was under illegal occupation in the Takatu locality and only 20% of it had been retrieved as of yet.
The anti-encroachment operation was successfully executed in a housing scheme, Takatu, Chashma Achozai, and other areas of the city. She expressed great hopes for the success of the remaining drive initiated against the local land mafia.
According to the Chairperson, 40% of residential scheme was developed on the state land and 30% of it had been retrieved. She requested the authorities concerned to provide security arrangement for the smooth flow of the operation; especially to clear 80% of the Benazir Sasti Basti plots that remain under illegal occupation.