Tehsil Municipal Officer (TMO) Rana Jamil Akhtar while talking to reporter said they were trying to remove encroachments
from city areas.
They were of the view as per rules PDA was to clear the encroachment
52 feet from the road however, violating the law they cleared the area upto 83 feet.
The letter said that encroachments
could not be allowed in the name of security.
The people have set up encroachments
to sell traditional offerings.
No notice is required where encroachment
of roads, public land and public ways is done.
It is the big players who need to be evicted from illegal encroachments
, not the small farmers and landholders," Chandy said, alleging that the government was playing into the hands of big-time encroachers.
Additionally, the department is looking at reducing the fees associated with buying an encroachment
permit to set up tables and chairs.
Banglori maintained that after hue and cry from the public, the encroachments
are removed from certain points/sites.
Talking to media, they said while following the instructions of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, the anti-encroachment
drive to remained continue till the removal of all encroachments
cell is showing negligence in taking action against encroachments
and action" the letter said.
Government officials, however, claimed that steps are being taken to curb encroachment
to a great extent.
Those who choose not to buy the land will have to vacate the encroachments
within one year of receiving notice, or they may enter into an agreement to vacate the property when they sell their homes, but no later than Jan.