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CDA Directed to Vacate H-11 from Gypsies

08/03/2016

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It is not wrong to state that slums have become a major issue in the federal capital as not so long away, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) was asked to evacuate people from the slum area of I-11. Now the authority is in a fix again, whether or not to take any strict action against the illegal construction of slums in various sectors of Islamabad. Recently, Islamabad Police has directed the civic authority to dismantle slums and dislodge gypsy families in sector H-11, especially near sensitive installations.

As per news source, we have learnt that around 60 to 70 gypsy families have been camping near police headquarters from several months. The said area is very sensitive related to security issues, as Police Line Headquarters, NUST, National Police Academy and Intelligence Bureau Academy are in close proximity to this gypsy camping site, which can become a tool in the hands of some miscreants. The children from the gypsy families are involved in begging and other activities, while the adult males stay in slums all the time. Due to financial hardships, these people can easily become prey of some terrorists or miscreants.

After analyzing the situation, the police department has asked the Chairman CDA to root out the slums to avoid the chance of any mishap in future. The higher officials of the civic authority have decided to conduct survey of the given slum to take notice of any suspicious activity and to devise a plan to dislodge the gypsy families.

Another significant step is also taken to advert the involvement of miscreants, while residing in Islamabad, under which the authority has prohibited the owners and managers of the hotels, guest houses, motels, inns and hostels to rent out a place to a person as guest without providing his credentials and particulars to the concerned police stations. Taking up the security matters seriously, the authority is continuing its campaign against illegal constructions and encroachments in full swing throughout the federal capital.

This is all for now about the recent activity of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) against illegal settlements and slums in the capital city.

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