City officials demolish more shops, cabins in anti-encroachment drive
KARACHI: Anti-encroachment drive launched by the city authorities in November last year, still continued as several illegal shops and stalls demolished by the municipal teams in various parts of Karachi on Friday, ARY News reported.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had ordered the municipal authorities in a case last year to clean the city from illegal encroachments.
The anti-encroachment cell of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) demolished around 40 illegal shops, stalls and cabins in Liaquatabad area of the city.
The city officials also removed over six shops, which were established at green belt along the shopping area of Tariq Road.
Moreover, the municipal staff removed illegally built shops and cabins in anti-encroachment raids at Nagan Chowrangi and UP More. The KMC personnel also confiscated the articles of the shops.
The debris of the demolished shops in result of the anti-encroachment campaign launched last November could still be seen at demolished markets and shopping places creating obstacles in free movement of citizens.
The Supreme Court directed on Oct 27 last year, to Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar to remove all encroachments from the city’s amenity plots and pavements with the help of law enforcement agencies and granted a 15-day deadline to city authorities for compliance of its orders.