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CDA removes encroachment from Quaid-e-Azam University

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has removed encroachments from land of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, ARY News reported. The CDA in collaboration with the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration, police and Rangers launched an anti-encroachment drive against structures illegally built on land of educational institutions in the capital. Some 80 kanals of the Quaid-e-Azam University’s land have been retrieved in the operation. The lawn of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed…

LHC orders immediate removal of encroachments from city areas

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered immediate removal of encroachments from different areas of the city, ARY News reported. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the LHC issued the order for removing all illegal settlements. He was hearing a petition filed by a citizen seeking action against people violating earlier court order to uproot all illegally set up shops and settlements. The prominent places where encroachments are to be removed include Mall Road, Shah Alam Market, and the surrounding of Data Darbar.…

‘Over 900 shops razed in Karachi’s Saddar’, says senior KMC official

KARACHI: Director Anti-Encroachment Cell of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Bashar Siddiqui, has said that more than 900 shops have been razed in Saddar during the ongoing drive against encroachments, ARY News reported. Speaking to media here, he said there were parks around 50 years ago outside Empress Market where shops had been built. ‘We are now going to restore the place in its original shape,’ he added. He informed that parks would be constructed at all the places in Saddar where shops were demolished. He…

SC orders mayor, police to end encroachments in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar to remove all encroachments from the city’s amenity plots and pavements with the help of law enforcement agencies. This direction came during hearing of a case with regard to illegal occupations at the apex court’s Karachi registry. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, directed the authorities to deal with law and order situation arising from an operation against encroachment as per laws. The court set a 15-day…

SC slams govt inaction to remove encroachments from parks in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday earned ire of the Supreme Court for failing to remove encroachments from parks, play grounds and other amenity plots in Karachi. The two-judge bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Maqbool Baqar was hearing a case pertaining to illegal encroachments on the state land and plots meant for recreational activities at the apex court’s Karachi registry. Justice Gulzar observed there were still illegal encroachments in the city. Political parties have set up their offices…

Sindh CM directs police to remove encroachments from GTS, landfill sites within 48 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed police to remove encroachments within 48 hours from transfer stations, landfill sites in Karachi, ARY News reported. "The process of lifting garbage and cleanliness of the city has been started but all the institutions have to extend their support to solid waste management so that they could perform to the best of their capacity purely on modern and on scientific mode in the interest of this city and its people," he said while presiding over a high…

Encroachments from KCR route removed, claims CM Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday said the route for Karachi Circular Railway has been cleared from encroachments and Pakistan Railways was on board to reclame 360 acres land required to execute the project. He stated this while talking to Chinese Ambassador Mr Sun Weidong who called on him here at the CM House. The meeting was also attended by Counsel General of China in Karachi. CM Sindh said that KCR, Keti Bandar and Special Economic Zone projects have been approved within the China…

Remove encroachments from Karachi parks, playgrounds, orders SC

KARACHI: Taking strong exception to the civic authorities for allotting spaces at public parks and other amenity plots, the Supreme Court ordered them to remove all such encroachments across the metropolis, ARY News reported. The division bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, had taken up a case at the apex court’s Karachi registry, related to cabin shops and other encroachments on plots reserved for recreational purposes. Petitioner Shakar Din had taken the civic authorities to the court against removal of a cabin…