Lahore: anti-encroachment drive to start from 20 december

LAHORE: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rafia Haider has extended the ultimatum for the encroachment mafia by 24 hours.

In alignment with the directives of the Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister, a grand operation against encroachers is now scheduled to commence on Wednesday.

Rafia Haider, who is also the Administrator of Metropolitan Corporation Lahore (MCL), announced the city-wide anti-encroachment operation set for Dec 20 morning. Acting under the guidance of the Chief Minister, the DC will oversee the operation.

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Collaborating entities in this effort include district administration, police, parking authorities, and the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC). A public appeal is issued for voluntary encroachment removal.

The DC reaffirmed the stringent implementation of a zero-tolerance policy against encroachments. With a stern warning, she asserted that criminal proceedings under the Encroachment Act will be initiated against individuals found engaging in encroachments. INP

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