Monday, May 23, 2022

Anti-encroachment drive along Karachi’s nullah enters third day

Anti-encroachment drive along Karachi’s nullah enters third day
KARACHI (92 News) – Anti-encroachment drive to demolish illegally constructed houses, shops, and other structures along the Karachi’s drains enters third day on Friday. According to the reports, the anti-encroachment operation is currently underway along Gujjar nullah, however, the commercial encroachments will be demolished from three locations today. Additional police personnel are also present in the area, while residential encroachments will be demolished after the removing commercial encroachments. It was also reported that the residents will be provided with alternative accommodation before demolition. A day earlier, the anti-encroachment operation conducted in New Karachi Zero Point Gujjar Nalla and Cafe Pyala in Gulberg. The people who encroached along the nullah area in Gulberg have become an obstacle in the operation. The residents blocked the road as the traffic was suspended in area. On the first day, illegal wall, footpath, 11 shops and sheds were demolished on Gujjar nullah. 63 illegal constructions and encroachments were also demolished from Gujjar nullah near Cafe Pyala. The illegally constructed structure falling under 105-foot limit of the drains are being demolished. It is worth mentioning here that the survey would be conducted at three spots in Karachi’s central district to identify the illegal constructions. The survey of government departments stated that most of the storm water drains in Karachi have been encroached with illegally constructed houses, shops and other structures.