Lahore: The staff of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) demolished as many as 15 illegally built shops on Sunday.

These had been constructed in the unlawfully dug up basement in the front house line of Khan Arcade, Firdous Market and Gulberg.

According to a press statement, these shops had been constructed in contravention of building regulations of LDA and building plan were not approved from the LDA.

Staff of the Town Planning Wing as well as the LDA Estate Management Directorate jointly carried out the operation against illegal constructions. Later, the Director Estate Management and Senior Estate Officer LDA also visited Main Market Gulberg and warned the owners of temporary encroachments for voluntarily removing their encroachments; otherwise, LDA’s staff would take action against such infringements.