Lahore: The District administration of Lahore on Saturday carried out a massive operation against a private housing society in Chung area of the city and retrieved the Irrigation Departments’s land worth billions of rupees. The city managers, Lahore police, irrigation department and Rescue 1122 took part in the operation against the so-called owners of a private housing society. The private housing scheme had developed several plots on the land owned by the irrigation department. Anti-riots force, elite force, Police officers, and hundreds of soldiers remained present on the occasion for full security of the operation.
Earlier it was reported that the owners of the private housing society had attacked the officers and officials of the anti-encroachment team through their guards and also damaged their vehicles and machinery. On Saturday a heavy contingent of Lahore police along with all other security agencies carried out a massive operation against the owners of the private housing scheme. Strong resistance was witnessed from the encroachment mafia and finally, the Lahore police successfully retrieved the govt land. CCPO Lahore told stern action would be taken against the owners and management of the private housing scheme for encroachment.
It is pertinent to mention here that a couple of years back the then PM Imran Khan had vowed to launch operations throughout the country for retrieval of state land. He told that the cadastral mapping had shown a massive land Encroachment worth Rs 5.5 trillion whereas the land encroached in three major cities namely Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad is worth Rs 2.63 trillion. Similarly, forest mapping of 30,000 KM revealed that 70,000 acres of the forest area have also been encroached by land grabbers.