On the special directives of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, anti-encroachment committees have been set up in all districts of Punjab.

According to a spokesman of the CM office, the deputy commissioner of every district will be head of anti-encroachment committees.

These committees will be responsible for planning and monitoring operations against land grabbers and encroachments on daily basis.

The members of the national and provincial assemblies, civil society and respectable of the concerned district will also be included in these committees.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the CM has said that crackdown against the land-grabbers, illegal occupants and those encroaching on state properties will continue with any discrimination.

He said that street vendors, labourers and residents of slum areas will not be disturbed during the operation.