The news came hours after a contentious debate between Shehbaz Sharif and Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, the prime minister of Azad Kashmir, during their visit to Mangala. The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was not given the opportunity to speak during the speech by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
According to reports, a group of CDA representatives and local police officers attacked the Centaurus Mall and expelled the management team and the guards before sealing the structure.
The property has been sealed, according to CDA, for “illegal use.”
When a fire broke out in the mall earlier in October for unknown reasons, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister’s spokesperson claimed that the federal government was to blame.
Raja Usman, a spokesperson for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister, said to media that the Centaurus Mall fire was intentionally started because the federal government wanted to exact political retribution due to the political climate.
He accused Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah of being engaged in the fire at the shopping mall in Islamabad, saying the federal government planned to make it a greater incident than the Model Town fire.