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Sindh govt to provide cabin shops to affectees of Empress Market: Wahab

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab on Monday announced to provide cabins to shopkeepers affected by anti-encroachment operation in Empress Market area of Saddar.     Talking to journalists, Murtaza Wahab said that the provincial government will not leave the displaced shopkeepers in lurch and added that they will allot cabins to the affected shopkeepers around the Empress Market. He said that a park and monument will be built on the land retrieved from the shopkeepers. The adviser further said that the…

Operation clean-up: ‘Illegal shops’ around Karachi’s Empress Market demolished

KARACHI: Almost a week after protests from shopkeepers against the ongoing anti-encroachment operation, the team of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) with the help of law enforcement agencies demolished illegally-built shops around the Empress Market, ARY News reported. The operation against encroachments around the Empress Market was launched on late Saturday night with the use of heavy machinery by the KMC’s anti-encroachment team. The shop owners were already intimated by the KMC administration to vacate the shops…

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…

Fruit vendor dies during anti-encroachment operation in Karachi

KARACHI: A fruit vendor lost his life from alleged police torture during an anti-encroachment drive in Karachi's Empress Market on Thursday, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent Salman Lodhi, a fruit vendor named Maroof Khan was killed during a protest staged by fruit vendors during the anti-encroachment operation under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Saddar Sara Javed with police support. As the vendors started protest and pelted stones upon the Commissioner's team, police resorted to baton…