Former Senate Chairman’s Lawn Demolished in Anti Encroachment Drive (Express Tribune) Jan 6, 2019PTI supports while PPP condemns as `political victimisation'

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Saturday demolished the lawn of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader and former chairman senate Nayyar Bukhari’s house, claiming that it was built on encroached land of Quaid-e-Azam university in Islamabad.

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari condemned the move and called it an act of victimisation to suppress the political opinion.

Bilawal, in a statement, said that the operation against Nayyar Bukhari’s house was a shameful act.
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However, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi maintained that the incumbent government did not believe in politics of victimisation.

Speaking to the media in Islamabad on Sunday, the minister said the anti-encroachment operations were being carried out in accordance with the law.

The government had retrieved 80 Kanal out of 240 Kanal encroached land of Quaid-e-Azam University and efforts were underway to acquire the remaining land, he informed.

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Armed contingents of rangers and police rolled into the university to take back the encroached land of the varsity from encroachers.

CDA and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration officials were present during the joint operation of Bhara Kahu police and rangers.

Government had carried out the operation on repeated requests of QAU administration.

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