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encroach

v. to build a structure which is in whole or in part across the property line of another's real property. This may occur due to incorrect surveys, guesses or miscalculations by builders and/or owners when erecting a building. The solutions vary from giving the encroaching party an easement or lease (for a price, usually) for the lifetime of the building, or if the structure is small, actually moving it onto the owner's own property. (See: encroachment)

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Shahbaz Gill who now become a monster for the opposition further divulged that Shaikh Rohail Asghar had also encroached 209 kanals land from Baghban pura Lahore and allegedly developed a housing scheme on this land.
Another notorius area is Kaptembwa in Nakuru where oblivious of the dangers, residents have encroached on almost a four-kilometer stretch, setting up eateries, shops and a market both on top of petroleum pipelines and under a high-voltage Kenya Power line.
Similarly, 60.1421 acres of defence land are under encroachment in Himachal Pradesh, 339.2447 acre in Jammu and Kashmir, 304.932 acre in Jharkhand, 131.7923 acre in Karnataka, 2.6839 acre in Kerala, 0.08 acre in Lakshadweep, 923.5062 acre in Maharashtra, 1639.83 acre in Madhya Pradesh, 6.1308 acre in Manipur, 11.0855 acre in Meghalaya, and 357.53 acre in Nagaland have been encroached upon.
However, the President of Showroom Owners' Association, Muhammad Nawaz, criticised the action of the local administration and claimed that a majority of the showroom owners had not encroached the road or footpaths.
According to Assistant Commissioner Sania Safi, showrooms owners had encroached most of the areas of road, after serving multiple notices, action was unavoidable.
'The provincial administration ordered the dismantling because the construction owners encroached on the pavement by 3.7m, which also affects public lampposts."
The mechanics were directed to lift their entire materials placed beneath the roof by tomorrow and the remaining encroached structure would also be razed subsequently.
Near Committee Chowk, a traffic police post has been encroached on.
The General Manager told media that land mafia had encroached the plots of steel mill and sold them to poor and unaware people, which had been retrieved.
According to a joint action committee of the university, about 298 acres had been encroached upon.
The land of the sports grounds of Gulshan-e-Maymar College was also encroached by the land grabbers.
The officials informed the committee that a total 284 postal properties were encroached in various major cities including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta and Peshawar.