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Anti-encroachment drive to continue despite protests, says Karachi mayor

KARACHI: Terming protests against the ongoing anti-encroachment operation in the Saddar area of the city illegal, Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar said that the municipal authorities will not allow anyone to encroach the city. Talking to journalists outside the Empress Market, he said that the government will not succumb to any pressure and stern action will be taken against encroachers. The mayor said they will comply with the top court's orders in letter and spirit. He said that the government and all the institutions are…

Grand anti-encroachment operation in Karachi Saddar starts today

KARACHI: A grand anti-encroachment operation in the hustling bustling area of metropolis - Saddar -  is about to kick off from Monday (today). According to reports, encroachments are still present at various areas in the Saddar locality, despite a court's order previously to have them removed. The Supreme Court on October 27 had directed Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar to remove all encroachments from the city’s amenity plots and pavements with the help of law enforcement agencies. The court granted a 15-day deadline for…

Anti-encroachment operation only against influential land grabbers: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday presided over a high-level meeting at 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam today, ARY News reported. According to a statement released from his office, the CM listened to the problems relating to Punjab Assembly members from Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore divisions and issued on-the-spot instructions for their solution. Addressing the meeting, chief minister said that problems faced by the assembly members are his own adding that steps will be taken for their…

Anti-encroachment operation not aimed at depriving poor of their livelihood: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Friday took notice of reports regarding action against the poor segments of society during the anti-encroachment operation in the province, ARY News reported. According to a statement released from his office, the CM Punjab issued directives to the concerned authorities that people belonging to poor segments of society like street vendors and laborers should not be touched during the campaign. "This campaign is not aimed at depriving the poor and the laborers of…