The Rawalpindi District Authority (RDA) in a massive anti-encroachment drive has retrieved 540 kanals of government land from land grabber worth Rs 3,610 million according to information obtained by district authority. Information provided by the District Commissioner’s Office of Rawalpindi district told that anti- encroachment drive was conducted in around 18 areas of Pindi in which 540 kanals of government land grabbed by the land grabbers illegally were retrieved by the district administration. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) and RDA are busy in massive drives in twin cities for recovering the government land on special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan from land grabbers and encroachment masses. RDA retrieved 10 kanal land from Murree Road, 38 kanals on Express way, four kanals on Hakimabad, 25 kanals on Adam Ji Road, 286 kanals in Gujjar Khan, nine kanals in Murree, 1.4 kanals on Chakri Road, 75 kanals in Salkhatar mouza, judicial town forest land, 33 kanals in Shangrial Park, five kanals in Masyari forest land, 1.5 kanals in Kotli Sattian, 32 kanals forest land in Kahuta, 20 kanals in Walaitabad, 0.5 kanals in Pandoori and 0.15 kanals in revenue board area worth more than Rs 3,614. An official of the administration informed that the land grabbers were free in the area to control the government property illegally for the commercial activities in past tenure but now zero tolerance will be showed to these masses and the government property will be restored at any cost from illegal masses. Published in Daily Times, November 15th 2018.