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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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In past, the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) now Metropolitan Corporation Lahore had initiated anti-encroachment derives which had been dropped in the middle for the reasons best known to the authorities.The footpaths and markets at Mall Road, Anarkali Bazar, Hall Road, Temple Road, Circular Road, Badami Bagh Road, McLeod Road, Montgomery Road, Beadon Road, Brandreth Road, Multan Road, Bilalganj, Shahdra, Ichra, Chungi Amar Sidhu, Walton and many others, are infested with encroachment from the car parks or stalls of the shops.
In order to remove these encroachments, CDA in collaboration of ICT started anti-encroachment operation along the IJP Road on Friday which remained continue on Saturday.
Mr Siddiqui referred to the order of the Supreme Court for removal of all encroachments in the city and said that the operation would continue till its logical end.
Encroachments at about one-kilometer area have been removed so far, he added.
On Lahore's Lord Mayor Colonel (retd) Mubashir Javed's direction Municipal Officer (Regulation) Zubair Ahmad Wattoo conducted operation against encroachment in Kharak Nala, Main Bazar Mansoora and Ittefaq Town in Iqbal Zone.
The officials said that action would be completed in the vicinity after removal of encroachments around the Continental Bakery.
He said that directives to remove encroachments from the footpaths and streets was clear and remarked that court wanted pedestrians to have rights while walking on the streets.
The citizens of Shikarpur city as well as the city welfare Associations and Civil Society Organizations has praised the action against the illegal encroachments in city which were made by illegal occupants Mafia.
The municipal authorities accepted the request and gave a week's time to the shopkeepers to remove encroachments. However, after the departure of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) squad, the shopkeepers went back to their routine businesses.
As encroachments from 18 shops and three filling stations were demolished and it was continuing for the last few days.
According to a District Administration spokesman, the anti-encroachment teams conducted raids in different tehsils of the district and removed 36 encroachments.
KARACHI -- The anti-encroachments action in the city continued on Friday when action was taken at MA Jinnah Road from Light House to Tower and all encroachments from footpaths and other stuff was seized and the additional parts of the shops were removed by the anti-encroachments staff.