KARACHI: A plan has been prepared to demolish a dilapidated building in Karachi to avoid a major tragedy due to possible collapse.
Sindh Information Minister and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah revealed this on Friday when he spoke at a ceremony to distribute financial compensation checks to 24 affected families of the Al-Ramzan Center at the Kayu Market which collapsed in December 2019 due to his condition. dilapidated. .
He said a one-window operation would be launched to help people displaced by demolition of dilapidated buildings in the city. He added that residents of the rickety building will be given alternative accommodation or rent after they evacuate.
According to the Minister, the location has been identified outside the city to relocate the Timber Market from its current location within the metropolitan city. He said the Kayu Market would be relocated to a suitable location after obtaining approval from the traders.
Shah stated that the Sindh government did not provide any assistance to anyone by paying financial compensation nor was it an achievement because the government was only fulfilling its obligations in this regard.
He emphasized that the Sindh government stands with the concerned merchant community in the city and realizes the plight of the business community due to the prevailing coronavirus health emergency situation.
Shah also reminisced about the services of the late business community leader Siraj Kassam Teli who headed the rehabilitation committee for the affected traders. The Minister appreciated the services of the Chairman of the Wood Market Traders Association Sharjeel Goplani, who said that he upheld the traditions of the late Teli.
On this occasion, Goplani expressed his gratitude to the Sindh government for the restoration work of the Kayu Market after the fire accident.
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