Published On: Tue, Jun 20th, 2017

Jhuggi School Project Was Eliminated from Railway Track at Chakwal

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CHAKWAL :The encroachment on Railway track near Mohallah Kazim Abad was destroyed on Monday and Tehsildar Railway along with Railway Police Check post Chakwal conducted the operation. An FIR was already registered a month ago against Muhammad Younis Awan and others who had established cemented construction and a project Jhuggi School was launched some 3 years ago. A foundation stone was also laid and philanthropist Tasawar Abbas was the chief guest on that occasion. Chairman Chakwal Press Club Khawaja Babar Saleem pointed out this encroachment when Federal Minister appealed to the nation that they should point out the encroachers. Railway Police Chakwal after confirming by the Tehsildar Railway that this school has been constructed at the Railway track and it is a clear violation of Pakistan Railways Act. Railway Police registered an FIR against M. Younis Awan and warned him that he immediately finish the encroachment on the railway line. The accused got bail before arrest and then the bail was confirmed but the encroachment was still there. A dust storm a week ago blown out the jhuggi structure of the school but the accused refused to finish the encroachment. Tehsildar Sawar Khan along with police constable Waqar Khan on Monday rushed on the spot and he started operation to demolish the school encroached on the railway line. ASI Railway Police M. Idrees is conducting the investigation and it is learnt that this school is run by a NGO TAIK and 6 others influential people were behind this project and they were minting money from the philanthropist in the guise of providing education to the poor people settled in the jhuggis area. The NGO also printed forms and they were inviting the people to deposit their Zakat, donations and other things during the holy month of Ramzan. Police sources told that the NGO has collected millions of rupees from the people on this encroached and illegal project that was functioning at the railway line. The other influential people have already encroached on the railway land as Bhoun-Chakwal-Mandra railway track was finished since 20 years and there was urban land near Chakwal railway station belongs to Pakistan Railway and it is amounting billions of rupees and it is general perception that railway officials were also involved and calibrating in the encroachment.

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