LAHORE After getting a go ahead signal from Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, City District Government Lahore has started preparing action plan for carrying out a comprehensive operation against encroachments and illegal occupation of state land in the City, The Nation has learnt. The Punjab CM directed CDGL high ups at a recent meeting to identify encroachments, illegally occupied government lands, prepare comprehensive action plan after due consultation with parliamentarians and stakeholders including business community and carryout indiscriminate operation in larger public interest. According to the insiders, the CDGL high ups are consulting MNAs and MPAs in the City for devising modus operandi for anti encroachment drive. They revealed that few MNAs and MPAs were giving impracticable proposals to hamper operation against encroachments and illegal occupation of costly government lands. They believe that operation would be carried out as the Punjab Government was serious in removing the menace of government and private land grabbing and encroachment from the City. According to the sources, the CDGL is planning to carryout operation in different phases for making it a real success. Operation will be started from business centres and main roads. Encroachments will be removed first from the markets and major roads followed by secondary and tertiary roads. Later, government land will be freed from land grabbers, said a CDGL official. When contacted, District Coordination Officer Ahad Khan Cheema confirmed that the Punjab CM has directed preparing action plan and carrying out comprehensive operation against encroachments and land grabbers. The CM has directed the CDGL to prepare action plan after due consultation with MNAs and MPAs in the City. CDGL is consulting elected representatives and traders for chalking out comprehensive and practicable plan for freeing the City from the menace of encroachment and land grabbing, Ahad Cheema said, adding, the operation would be successful as there was a political will to remove encroachments and free govt land from illegal occupation. The DCO further revealed that important places including major roads, business centres, close vicinities of historical places and healthcare centres would be focused in first phase followed by operation at secondary and tertiary roads. Later, he said, the govt lands would be freed from land grabbers and illegal occupants.