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Federation files review petition against anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

KARACHI: After Sindh, the federal government has also filed a separate review petition against on-going anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, ARY News reported on Friday.

“Federal government has moved Supreme Court to review its decision of launching an anti-encroachment operation in Karachi,” said Governor Sindh Imran Ismail while talking to journalists here today.

He said the federation has filed a review petition in SC against anti-encroachment operation, to safeguard rights of masses.

It is pertinent to mention here that the federal government had decided to file a review petition after Sindh Governor Imran Ismail held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan and raised the issue of the Karachi shopkeepers few days back.

Earlier today, the government of Sindh had filed a review petition against top court’s ruling of launching an anti-encroachment operation in the city.

The provincial government in its petition pleaded for review of the apex court’s earlier orders.

The petition said that several properties have official documents and pleaded to the court to issue an order staying the matter order till proper settlement of the issue.

The apex court on October 2018, had directed the deputy commissioners, Rangers and cantonment board administrations to extend support to Karachi’s city government to remove encroachments from Empress Market and its neighbouring areas in Saddar. The decision led to the launch of the anti-encroachment drive.

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