LAHORE - Town Planning Wing of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) during its ongoing drive against illegal construction and encroachments, demolished several structures and buildings in various housing schemes including Johar Town and Khayabane Jinnah Road on Wednesday. Special squads of TP Wing-IV under the supervision of Chief Planner Tahir Mayo and with the help of local police carried out operation with heavy machinery. The special squads demolished a number of illegally constructed shops along Khayabane Jinnah Road near the University. Later, another operation was carried out in different blocks of Johar Town including Q Block and R block while several structures and a building were razed. The LDA teams following the direction by the authorities in Punjab Government, has launched crackdown in private and government housing schemes against encroachments and illegally constructed buildings. 

During the crackdown, a large number of illegal structures had been demolished besides retrieving state land worth tens of million rupees.