ISLAMABAD - Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Syed Tahir Shahbaz, has instructed to carry out operation against encroachers in H-9.

In a first phase, at least five officials of Enforcement Directorate, CDA, were seriously injured during an operation carried out against the illegal occupants in a slum in H-9.

While talking to TheNation Assistant Director CDA Malik Saleem confirmed the operation and said during the operation, the contingents of Enforcement Directorate razed 10 illegally constructed structures. However, the illegal occupants pelted CDA officials with stones resulting in serious injuries to five officials including Constable Siddique, who received serious head injuries. While many other officials also received minor injuries during the operation, he added.

He said the injured officials were shifted to a hospital for treatment. The concerned formation of the authority has lodged an FIR against the responsible of the incidents who had caused hindrance in the operation.

He directed Shaista Sohail, Member Estate, CDA to carry out operation against the illegal and unauthorized occupants of CDA land without any discrimination and seek the cooperation of District Administration and Police Station concerned to avoid any untoward incident.

He said that encroachments portray ugly picture of the city and operations for removal of these encroachment would continue without any concession and discrimination.

The Chairman CDA warned the occupants of CDA land to raze their structures otherwise CDA would take severe action against these them.

Apprising Chairman CDA of the operation Shaista Sohail said that people who

had been shifted by CDA in collaboration with ICT administration from WASA land, Green Belt of Sector G-7 and Chak Shahzad areas were temporarily settled in Sector H-9.