Commissioner Abbas Baloch instructs the Deputy Commissioners to accelerate the drive and remove all the soft and hard encroachments in all the districts of Hyderabad Division.
Hyderabad Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch directed the concerned officers on Tuesday to accelerate the anti-encroachment drive in all the districts of Hyderabad division and also register the FIRs against the encroachers.
“In the light of the orders of the court, all the encroachments and illegal occupation on government lands in districts of Hyderabad division should be removed and FIRs should be lodged against those involved in it,” he directed while presiding over a meeting on the progress of anti-encroachment drive at his office, Shahbaz Building, Hyderabad.
He further instructed all the Deputy Commissioners of the division to carry out the anti-encroachment campaign with effective planning and also ensure close coordination with concerned departments while progress report of the campaign should be submitted every week.
He asked the concerned officers to send their requirements regarding anti-encroachment campaign in writing, including security, without delay. “We have to eliminate both hard and soft encroachments during the anti-encroachment campaign and lodge FIR against those involved under the Anti-Encroachment Act”, he added.
Commissioner said that in the past several actions had been taken against the encroachments but no FIR had been lodged against the involved persons, which was the responsibility of the concerned officers but now FIR would be lodged against the persons involved as per law.
Baloch further directed all the Deputy Commissioners to compile a list of the concerned departments of their districts and to nominate their focal persons who would also be responsible for lodging FIRs during the anti-encroachment campaign.
The Deputy Commissioners while briefing the Commissioner said that in the light of the directives of the court, the anti-encroachment campaign was being carried out while the concerned departments in the districts were in close contact and meetings had been held in this regard.
Additional Commissioner Hyderabad Tahir Ali Memon, Additional Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Qaim Akbar Namai and the Deputy Commissioners of Hyderabad Division attended the meeting via video link.
It may be mentioned that Sindh Revenue Board, through a circular dated November 26, 2021 issued to all the Deputy Commissioners, had directed them to lodge FIRs against encroachers during the operation launched on the directives of Supreme Court. (PR)