Islamabad: Editor in Chief Pakistan Group of Newspapers and Chairman Roze News Sardar Khan Niazi Tuesday said the federal capital has become a hub of problems with land grabbing and encroachments among the most serious issues. He was speaking in Roze News program Sachi Baat.
Sardar Khan Niazi said that the problem is particularly serious in the Bani Gala locality where illegal constructions are booming. He pointed out that in Bani Gala people are even carrying out construction work on ‘Shamlat’ land which is illegal, he added that unless the ‘Shamlat’ land is divided construction cannot be carried. The Editor in Chief Pakistan Group of Newspapers said that powerful people use their influence to construct residential and commercial buildings on ‘Shamlat’ land. Sardar Khan Niazi also pointed out that many influential people have also encroached upon state land.
He said that due to apathy of Capital Development Authority (CDA), sectors G-16, F-16, and F-17 now look like rural areas. He said that unregulated development is also being carried out at Fateh Jang Road and Turnol but authorities have taken no interest in the issue. Sardar Khan Niazi lamented that land grabbing and encroachment is increasing in the capital with every passing day.
Arif Chaudhry, president of Islamabad High Court Bar Association speaking in the program seconded Sardar Khan Niazi and said that issue of land grabbing and encroachment needs the urgent attention of relevant authorities. He also pointed out the irregularities being carried out by officials of the Capital Development Authority. Chaudhry also lauded Sardar Khan Niazi for raising issues of public interest and said that Roze News is the only channel that highlights issues of public importance.