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Anti-encroachment drive continues in Mansehra

July 19, 2021

MANSEHRA: Deputy Commissioner Dr Qasim Ali Khan has said that the ongoing anti-encroachment operation would continue until buildings and structures coming in the right-of-way of the Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad road are cleared up to Babusar Top. “This large-scale anti-encroachment operation being carried out by the order of Peshawar High Court would continue up to Babusar Top. Shelters and tented villages, erected on the commercial basis in Naran, had plagued the natural essence of the valley and were removed during this operation,” Dr Qasim Ali Khan told a gathering of affected traders here on Sunday.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, who recently visited Kaghan valley, had directed the departments concerned to preserve the ecology and natural beauty of the valley. He said that commercial spaces would also be planned and those affected by this ongoing operation might be assessed but the entire process would be approved by the relevant departments and then executed.

“We have banned construction along River Kunhar and MNJ road and those who want to construct commercial or domestic buildings might get approved a master plan and its drawing from Kaghan Development Authority,” Dr Qasim said.