Vendors encroached different places in federal capital as the authorities seemed least interested to curb these activities. Most of the people park their vehicles even on the roadside due to shortage of space that not only creates traffic jams, but also leads to accidents sometimes.
A vendor at Karachi Company said that he paid monthly to the shopkeeper for space and in case of refusal he had to remove his stall from the area.
During a visit to Aabpara market, Karachi Company, Peshawar Morr and Faizabad, it was observed that vendors were selling their goods on the footpaths hindering mobility of pedestrians. When contacted an official of anti-encroachment department of Capital Development Authority (CDA) claimed that they regularly cleared the footpaths and market of encroachments and confiscate their goods but the vendors resumed their business soon after paying fine and clearance of the seized goods.