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PTI’s central office in Islamabad sealed over ‘encroachment’

Roads leading to the office have been sealed

Islamabad’s administration raided the central office of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf late on Thursday night in an anti-encroachment operation. The office was later sealed.

A heavy contingent of police arrived at the office in G-8/4 along with heavy machinery and sealed of all routes leading to the building.

A statement from the Capital Development Authority said that an operation was being carried out to remove the encroachments from the office.

In addition to encroaching on adjoining plots, the office had also added an additional storey in violation of building laws, the statement said.

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According to the statement, show-cause notices were issued to the office four times in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. After no reply, an order to seal the building was issued on May 10.

The statement added that an operation against encroachments was underway across the city without any discrimination.

Heavy machinery was used to remove the encroachments around the building, while the building itself was sealed for ‘non-conforming’ use.

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