The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s anti-encroachment department on Tuesday resumed anti-encroachment operations in the city’s Central and Eastern districts.
KMC officials eliminated encroachment in the Nazimabad, Jamshed City and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas.
They lifted a generator of a wedding hall stored on the road and walkway from the Baloch Colony Bridge to the FTC Bridge at Sharae Faisal in Jamshed City.
A fight broke out between KMC officials and wedding hall staff during the operation. Police arrested three people for obstructing the operation. The KMC anti-encroachment team also removed cabins and strollers from the roadside.
In another operation in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, KMC officials demolished houses built in Songal Nullah in Leemo Goth. They use heavy equipment to destroy illegal buildings built over rainwater channels.
This encroachment limits the flow of waste and rainwater during the rainy season, KMC Senior Director Bashir Siddiqui told SAMAA Digital.
The KMC has been tasked with destroying any type of encroachment built over the rainwater channels, according to the official. The anti-encroachment team has carried out operations in Gujjar Nullah, New Karachi Nullah and Orangi Nullah.
Cabins, wheelbarrows, stab shops, tables, chairs and other soft nuisances were removed during the operation in Nazimabad.
The KMC anti-encroachment department has carried out several operations in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and Jamshed City over the past two months.
In the Southern District, operations have been carried out in and around Saddar City and Pasar Ratu.