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POONCH: Taking a step towards restoring the glory of Poonch Qila building and to remove encroachments around the historical monument, DDC Poonch Mohammad Aijaz today issued order for demarcation of the land appurtenant to the Poonch Qila building. In order to carry out this exercise, a team has been constituted with Assistant Commissioner, Revenue as the Chairman and Tehsildar Haveli and EO Municipality as its Members. A stipulated time period of two weeks has been fixed to carry out the exercise and submit the report for further necessary action.


The civil society of Poonch has expressed its concern over encroachments around the Poonch Fort and demanded removal of the same and restoration of the pristine beauty of Poonch Qila. The repair and renovation works of the Fort are in progress under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. The removal of encroachments shall pave way for restoration of the beauty of one of the oldest forts. The district administration would issue notices to the encroachers and has appealed them to voluntarily remove encroachments and cooperate in the interest of great common good of the people of the district.