ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has given a 15-day deadline to residents to remove any encroachments from their houses in order to avoid legal action including heavy fines.
The relevant department of the civic organization has also recently conducted a survey to point out residential areas and detect encroachments made by homeowners in the capital territory.
The information revealed that the locals had used the public land to erect fences, establish parking lots, build car sheds, plant lawns, and put up security obstacles.
Furthermore, the report also showed that many residents have taken over green belt properties to increase the size of their lawns while others used these green spaces to build car parks in front of their houses.
The survey also highlighted the unauthorized additions to the houses, which the owners rent out to make money.
Besides, the spokesperson of the civic agency stated that these encroachments made on public property have negatively impacted the aesthetics of the city and given birth to a number of problems for the general public.
The citizens have been given fifteen days to remove encroachments, after which rigorous action will be taken to rid the city of these illegal activities, while the civic agency’s Enforcement Wing is also preparing to remove these encroachments upon completion of the deadline, said the spokesperson.