LDA demolishes illegal constructions

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Wednesday demolished various constructions during a crackdown on illegal buildings and commercial use of residential buildings in different areas of the provincial capital.

According to a spokesman for the authority, the operation was launched in Awan Town, Sabzazar, Allama Iqbal Town, Qazi Town and adjacent areas resulting in the demolition of multiple illegal/ commercial properties.

The LDA teams partially demolished illegal shops in Awan Town, removed shutters of illegal shops in Qazi Town, and demolished Neelam Ghar [auction house], and illegal sheds at plot No 766H, Sabzazar scheme. In plot No. 14A, Marghzar scheme, commercial encroachments were cleared.

An illegal showroom was sealed at plot No 15H/I, Sabzazar scheme. Support nets were removed from plot No 22D and 58C, Sabzazar scheme. Boards were removed after sealing plot No 1050 and 1051, Ravi Block, Allama Iqbal Town.

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An illegal under-construction restaurant was demolished at plot No. 1, Kamran Block, Allama Iqbal Town.

Commissioner Lahore and Director General LDA Muhammad Ali Randhawa directed the officers concerned to continue crackdowns on illegal constructions throughout the city. INP

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