Encroachers mar Adiala Road expansion

RAWALPINDI  – Ever increasing encroachments have marred the millions spent by the Punjab government due to the apathy of the Chaklala Cantonment Board (CCB) and Potohar Town Administration.

While a large number of shopkeepers have placed their goods on the footpath in front of their shops, the restaurants have dared to set up their kitchens on it, leaving no space for the poor pedestrian on the over-loaded road.

The residents talking to APP said we wonder where the administration is and have not seen any action to clear the area of ever increasing encroachments, Col (Retd) Farrukh Butt a area resident said as new constructions are coming up a number of plaza’s have left no parking space and cars are being parked on the road causing traffic jams and accidents.

Similarly a Bakra Mandi has been set at Khwaja Corporation Chowk, it is feared that may lead to spread of Congo Virus and other viral diseases. Maj (Retd) Banaras complained that walking to the bazaar has become an issue as the animals are being slaughtered on the footpath and the waste being dumped right and left.

The residents of Askri 7, 13 and 14 and various other colonies along the road called upon the Station Commander and DCO to order removal of the encroachments before it becomes a no go area. When contacted no one was available to comment on the issue from the either department.

The motorists and commuters demanded of the Traffic Police to deploy a Warden on the crossings in the morning and evening rush hours, which is leading to traffic snarls.

Meanwhile the residents demanded of the Punjab Highway Department to carry out patchwork on the road they built two years ago, which has broken up at a number of places.

More security of Adiala Jail ordered

Inspector General Jails, Punjab, Mian Farooq Nazeer has directed the authorities concerned to further tighten the security of the Central Adiala Jail as incidents of sneaking mobile phones and other objects into the jails were increasing.

The IG also directed the Adiala Jail authorities to completely investigate and check the visitors before letting them see the prisoners and said if some police official was found involved in providing narcotics or other things to the prisoners, strict departmental action would be taken against him.He said this while talking to the officials of the Adiala Jail in his recent visit to the jail. He inspected the security arrangements of the jail. Additional Superintendent Jail, Chaudhry Shabraiz Hussain, Deputy Superintendent Jail Judicial, Arshad Ali Warraich, Deputy Superintendent Jail Executive, Chaudhry Ilyas Ahmed and others were also present of the occasion.

Additional superintendents, in the briefing to the IG about the security and other arrangements in the jail, said that contingents of Elite Force, Punjab Police, Rangers and jail staff were deployed for the security of the jail.

Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/19-Oct-2012/encroachers-mar-adiala-road-expansion