Illegal constructions in Satellite Town protested

RAWALPINDI: Illegal construction of four-, five- and seven-marla houses continues in the four-kanal plots of Satellite Town, allegedly with the connivance of corrupt elements in the Tehsil Municipal Administration. According to the residents of the area, the houses are being built without any approval of maps from the authorities concerned. The area already lacks civic amenities while electricity load shedding and water-supply problems have reportedly reached an alarming proportion. “The mushroom growth of illegal constructions will aggravate our problems,” said a resident. “No sanitation programme is in place here and the illegal constructions will turn the entire area into a garbage dump,” said another resident of the area. The residents have demanded an operation against illegal constructions, besides initiation of stern action against corrupt elements of the department concerned for allowing such constructions. online