Karachi: The Anti-Encroachment and Enforcement Cell has been strengthened in the Lyari Development Authority to protect the land pertaining to the Authority.
Agha Maqsood Abbas, Director General, Lyari Development Authority visited the different Sectors in the Hawks bay Scheme 42 and reviewed the pace of progress of various development works being carried out in the area.
Director General instructed the officials that the additional force recently provided should be deployed wherever is essentially required and strict vigilance be ensured and every residential, commercial and community plots be protected.
He said that a total 15 Watch Towers are being constructed in Hawks bay Scheme-42 out of which 06 Watch Towers are at completion stage for security purpose and keeping an eye and timely action against the land mafia.
The 09 Watch Towers are under construction while 02 Watch Towers are being constructed around Journalists Colony.
Agha during visit said that it is responsibility of officers that they should take all out efforts to make the Asia’s largest, modern and beautiful coastal residential scheme as “Free from Encroachment”.
During visit, the Director General was informed that boundary walls constructed illegally at different points were removed by the Anti-Encroachment staff.
He inspected the drainage and drinking water pipelines and construction of road networks etc. in Hawks bay and gave certain technical advices on the spot in this regard.
Agha Maqsood Abbas also ordered the officers that effective and drastic steps should be taken against the culprits who would try to grab the land of Lyari Development Authority.
On receiving complaints about activities of land mafia in Abid Jamali Goth, Deh Lal Bakhar (Ismail Mubarak Goth) opposite Hotel Nasir Brohi, Sector 64, Khair Muhammad Goth, Deh Moach, Sector 12-C and Sector 2 and 3 of Journalists Colony, Hawks bay Scheme 42, the Director General directed the officers and engineers that round-the-clock patrolling should be ensured and without considering the affiliation, stern action under the law be initiated against the land grabbers.
He advised the general public that they should remain alert from the un-lawful allotment, purchase and sale of land because Lyari Development Authority has not issued N.O.C. to any individual or company for allotment of plots. Therefore people should contact the Authority’s Town Planning Department and Estate and Enforcement Department, 4th Floor, Left Wing, Civic Centre for ascertaining the legality of purchase and sale of plots in Hawks bay Scheme 42, he added.