SC seeks progress report on Karachi anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: The Supreme Courtroom on Friday sought studies on the continuing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, ARY Information reported.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed, who’s monitoring the drive, will preside over a gathering of presidency departments on the apex court docket’s Karachi registry on Jan 12. He has summoned studies on removing of encroachments from the town.

Justice Ahmed additionally sought particulars of the Pakistan Railways and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board’s (KWSB) retrieved land in the course of the operation. The Sindh chief secretary, native authorities secretary, Karachi Commissioner, and Railways officers have been summoned for the assembly as effectively.

Final 12 months, on Oct 27, the SC directed Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar to take away all encroachments from the town’s amenity plots and pavements with the assistance of regulation enforcement businesses and granted a 15-day deadline to metropolis authorities for compliance of its orders.

The continuing anti-encroachment drive by Karachi Metropolitan Company (KMC) has moved in the direction of the many years previous ebook markets of the nation, popularly generally known as Urdu Bazaar.

The KMC administration has served notices on the shopkeepers to vacate their stalls inside three days earlier than they’re razed by the demolition groups.

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