Islamabad - Enforcement Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Environment Wing of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) yesterday conducted a joint operation and retrieved 100-kanal forest land from an illegal housing society adjacent to sector D-12.

The operation was conducted by the officers of Enforcement Directorate, Environment Wing and other relevant formations while heavy machinery was also used during the operation, said the CDA officials.  Staff of the Environment Wing was attacked by the people of North Ridge Housing Society when they tried to vacate illegal possession from the forest land but the operation was completed successfully.

The Environment Wing has also lodged an FIR against the people for interference in official affairs.

Meanwhile, relevant formations of MCI and CDA have been directed to establish check posts in the area so that proper monitoring and retrieval of residual forest land could be ensured.

These formations have also been directed to lodge reports in police station in case of any resistance in this regard.