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Karachi Mayor disappointed with police efforts, seeks Rangers help

Karachi Mayor disappointed with police efforts, seeks Rangers help
February 9, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – After being disappointed with the police efforts, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhter on Sunday sought help from the Rangers to recover Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) land from grabbers. The Karachi mayor wrote a letter Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh for taking possession back from the land grabbers. In his letter, he said that a mafia was illegally trying to occupy 200-acres of KMC Officers’ Society land and in December 2019, it occupied the office of the society. “We submitted a report with the Pak Colony police station in the city on January 03, however, since then no action is taken against the culprits involved in the act,” Waseem stated. He sought help to recover the land. Earier, while hearing a case pertaining to restoration of Karachi Circular Railways (KCR), Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Thursday ordered the commissioner Karachi to demolish the structure built on the land immediately and the plot should be handed over to the concerned department. A three member-bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by the chief justice heard the KCR case at Karachi Registry. Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah were other two members of the bench. During the hearing, the SC declared transfer of the land adjacent to Alladin Park as unlawful. “How could the land be granted without auction,” the CJP asked. “If a piece of land could be given in other countries in this manner,” the chief justice said. The court cancelled the lease of the plot adjacent to Alladin Park. During conversation with the Sindh chief secretary, the chief justice said that the Sindh chief minister (CM) should tell the court in writing why he is not allowing the local governments to become functional. “There is no truth in the Mayor Karachi’s claim that he is powerless,” Advocate General Sindh argued in the court. “Tell the court what powers he is enjoying,” the chief justice asked.