A news source said on February 8 that the Ministry of Housing and Works, along with other state organizations, will start a massive anti-encroachment drive to stop the illegal expansion of government-owned homes in different parts of Islamabad.
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The Federal Secretary for Housing, Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, was in charge of the meeting. He told the right people to start fighting against encroachment right away. He also told the authorities to put the footpaths back to how they were before.
The news source said that a lot of government houses in F-6, G-6, and G-7 have been changed through illegal expansion. Some government workers have added more floors and made other changes that break the rules of the Capital Development Authority, it was said (CDA).
DG Estate Office Ghulam Sarwar told the officials how the recommendations of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Housing and Works were being carried out. These recommendations had to do with building more government-owned houses and letting them out to other people. At the meeting, it was said that the Estate Office had sent the final notices to the residents about the extra construction in the courtyards and on the roofs.