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Sindh has first right on its gas reserves: Murad Ali Shah

SHIKARPUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday claimed that Sindh produces 70 per cent of total gas produced in the country and said that the producer province has fist right on its gas reserves under the Article-158 of the constitution. Talking to journalists in Shikarpur, Syed Murad Ali Shah lashed out at Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar over mismanagement during ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi. He said the mayor should have devised strategy and homework before initiating such a large-scale…

PTI leader questions transparency of anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman on Sunday cast doubt on the transparency of the ongoing anti-encroachment operation in the metropolis. He said the operation is not being carried out in a transparent manner. Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has been razing shops and houses of the poor only, he alleged. When the Bilawal House’s walls, which have been erected on the footpath, will be pulled down, the PTI lawmaker questioned and claimed a politician owned a building built on the…

Karachi city govt devises allotment plan for Empress Market affected shopkeepers

KARACHI: The city government of Karachi has devised a plan to provide alternate shops to shopkeepers affected in the Empress Market anti-encroachment operation here, ARY News reported on Friday. The city government has prepared a list of the affected people and devised a strategy for allotment of shops to them. ARY News has got details of the plan of the city government. Under the plan 1470 shops and stalls will be allotted through balloting in the first phase. In second stage of the allotment plan 2100 shops will…

PM Imran Khan to arrive in Karachi today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Karachi for the second time since assuming the office of the country’s chief executive on Sunday (today). According to details, PM Imran, on a day-long visit, will arrive in Karachi at 1 pm, during which will hold important meetings with Sindh governor Imran Ismail, PTI legislators, delegation of business community and others. Sources said that PM Imran will also chair a high-level meeting to discuss different federal government's development projects in Karachi and he…

Mayor Karachi, Farooq Sattar cross swords over anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Former convener of Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar while taking an aim at Mayor Karachi said, “Waseem Akhtar was voted to construct Karachi not destroy it.” According to details, Sattar was speaking to media outside an anti-terrorism court on Saturday. Commenting on the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, he said, 500,000 people have become homeless due to the operation in the metropolis. “Waseem Akhtar should try to get votes from Karachi now," the disgruntled MQM-P leader…

Anti-encroachment drive continues in various parts of Karachi

KARACHI: Several encroachments were razed in an ongoing drive of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Karachi Development Authority (KDA) in various areas of city on Friday. According to details, the operation that kicked-off in light of Supreme Court’s order in the city has moved to Pehlwan goth, an area of Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. During the drive in the area, encroachments over two kilometers were removed by KMC with the help of heavy machinery. In a separate drive in city’s area of Liaquatabad, as many as…

Sindh files review petition against anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has filed a review petition against Supreme Court’s ruling of launching an anti-encroachment operation in Karachi, ARY News reported on Friday. 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 Sindh Cabinet in its meeting on December 1st, had decided to file a…

Imran Khan directed not to dislocate poor in anti-encroachment drive: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed not to dislocate poor people in drive against encroached land. "The government has devised a plan for resettlement of poor if they are dislodged. Those who deprived the poor people of their hard earned money will be brought to justice and the amount will be recovered from them," he said while talking to media in Islamabad after inspecting the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in the federal capital. He…

KMC to launch anti-encroachment drive in Karachi’s Rizvia society today

KARACHI: The anti-encroachment drive to be launched on Monday (today) in city's areas of Rizvia Society and Burns Road, ARY News reported. As per details, the anti-encroachment cell of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) during its ongoing drive in the metropolis, initiated in the light of Supreme Court's orders, will raze illegal marriage halls and other encroachments in Rizvia Society and Burns Road. "The operation will continue in the inner streets of Burns Road", said officials of the KMC. It may be recalled,…

Anti-encroachment drive launched in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal

KARACHI: The Anti-Encroachment Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Saturday launched an operation against encroachment in KDA, Gulshan-e-Iqbal area, ARY News reported. The anti-encroachment team has begun the operation, assisted by heavy contingent of police personnel, from Hasan Square.  Makeshift food street and other encroachment have been razed on several locations including near Civic Centre and Expo Centre. It is pertinent to mention here that the 10th four-day International Defence…