Monday October 25, 2021

SC Directs CM Sindh To Clear Encroachments In Karachi


KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday (today) ordered CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah clearing of encroachments and castigated him for not producing any results to reclaim the city.

Supreme Court of Pakistan bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed at Karachi registry heard the city’s rehabilitation case.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah attended the hearing on the orders of the court.

We have been trying for a long time now to tidy up the city but to no avail, said Cheif Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed during a dialogue with CM Murad Ali Shah.

Is it a metropolitan city? The angry CJP asked rhetorically referring to the dilapidated Sohrab Goth, an entry point into Karachi. Is that how a metropolitan city is supposed to look and is that how other metropolitan cities look? He asked.

Tell us what’s your plan? the CJP inquired from the CM to brief the bench on how the government is running the city.

Separately earlier today the same bench heard a relevant petition on Clifton private hospitals’ alleged land violation and ordered the Karachi Development Authority to rid all the amenity plots in the city of the encroachments.

The top court heard the petition, by petitioner Shah Muhammad, which stated that Clifton’s Ziauddin Hospital has devoured 3,500 yards of state land has encroached upon the service road.

Hearing the arguments, the apex court summoned the senior director Master Plan, Waqar Memon, and with him the city’s master plan to verify the claims made by the petitioner. The civic authorities just simply do not want to discharge their duties, said the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

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