RAWALPINDI - Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench, Justice, Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, has directed the chief executive officer (CEO) Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) to clean Dhoke Syedan ground from debris and garbage within three days.
The LHC bench was hearing a petition of Anwar Dar, president of a local NGO who had challenged the sale and construction of the land in Dhoke Syedan ground in violation of the stay orders of a LHC bench in April 2009.
The petitioner had brought to the courts notice that the ground had become a dumping point for garbage, creating unhygienic conditions for residents.
The LHC bench also directed the respondent, the Punjab government, to submit its reply regarding status of the land.
The advocate for the petitioner argued that despite stay orders the ground had been filled with debris and garbage right in the middle of a thickly populated area. The CEO RCB and the military estate officer were responsible for the situation, he argued. The court expressed displeasure over the violation of stay orders and directed the RCB CEO to clean the ground within three days.
Meanwhile, Town Municipal Administration (TMA), Rawal Town’s solid steps taken to control illegal construction in the city have forced the citizens to take prior approval of the building plans before starting new construction work.
111 residential building plans and 12 commercial building plans were submitted in the TMA office within few days.
The revenue generation in this connection has also been increased considerably.
According to TMA Rawal Town Spokesman, stern action in accordance with the law is being taken against the violators.
He said a special demolition squad for removing illegal structures from the city areas was recently formed by the TMA. The squad, led by Municipal Building Inspector is conducting raids regularly.
Dozens of illegal constructions of a number of plazas were demolished while 28 commercial buildings, which were constructed illegally were ace otherwise stern action would be taken against those violating the rules. He said officials with bad reputation would not be tolerated.