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Karachi: Govt school building to face the axe during anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: The anti-encroachment cell of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has served a notice to a government school in Karachi warning it will be demolished because of its illegal construction, ARY News reported Saturday. The notice was issued to the school, located in Jam Iqbal Nagar in District West of the city, prompting protest from the administration and students. The KMC team has marked a check on the school boundary that means it will be razed when the team brings along heavy machinery to demolish…

Karachi mayor says will not allow to demolish houses

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhter on Friday said he would not allow to demolish residential houses and apartments for he could not tolerate it to see people shelterless in the metropolis, ARY News reported. "The government should arrest those builders and officials who constructed the houses and issued No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to them," he demanded while addressing a press conference in Karachi. He also warned to resign from his post in protest against demolition of residential structures.  It is…

Court stops KMC from razing building in Garden area

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued a stay order on a petition filed by residents of Garden East against razing of a building in the area, ARY News reported. The anti-encroachment team of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) was set to demolish a building in the Garden East area. However, residents of the building approached the SHC seeking to stop KMC machinery from their ‘illegal action.’ According to the petition, the authorities concerned had issued map of two floors of the…