KARACHI: Sindh Environmental and Legal Advisor, Attorney Murtaza Wahab said the recent actions of blocking the M-9 Highway between Karachi and Hyderabad to protest the demolition of Opposition Leader farmhouses in the Sindh Haleem Adil Shaikh Assembly were a violation of a provincial top committee decision.
“The blocking of roads in reaction to the government’s legitimate actions is an act of shame,” said Wahab, who is also acting as spokesman for the Sindh government, speaking at a press conference in Jakarta on Monday.
“FIRs are registered (after a legitimate government action is rejected) because they view filing cases as unfair. Isn’t it unfair for you to illegally occupy thousands of hectares of land? “he asked while talking about the opposition leader.
He reiterated the government’s determination to continue anti-encroachment efforts to reclaim valuable government land under illegal occupation of the city.
He said the Pakistani opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf had tried to controversial and politicize good administrative measures from the provincial government to end encroachment on government land in Karachi.
“PTI is trying to politicize this campaign because they never appear earlier when the houses of the poor are razed. But this campaign will continue because we will take back occupied land from the encroachers, “he said.
Wahab said the anti-encroachment campaign will continue wherever such land is in the city and is under illegal occupation.
He said the government’s actions would continue regardless of the influence and status of the squatters. “Please mention to us wherever the land is under illegal occupation because government action will take place there,” he said while speaking to media people.
He said PTI leaders had been trying to take Karachi hostage for his own benefit. He said the Supreme Court had given a directive that land leases (on the outskirts of Karachi city) to build a poultry farm should not be extended. 30 years.
Barrister Wahab also criticized the federal government’s recent move to declare “unconstitutional” rules on the Senate voting procedure. He said the successive actions of the federal government had caused sheer uncertainty about the economic, legal and political spheres of the country. He admitted that potential foreign investors did not come to Indonesia because of this uncertainty.