SC orders removal of all billboards from Karachi

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10 Aug, 2020 11:44 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered removal of all advertising billboards from Karachi.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed was heard a case pertaining to illegal installation of billboards on public and private properties as well as roads across the metropolis.

The hearing comes days after a video clip went viral showing two motorcyclists hit and injured by a billboard during heavy rainfall in the city.

During the hearing, the chief justice took the commissioner to task over mushrooming of billboards across the city. The commissioner said people have been exploiting public properties in the city and claimed there is a mafia behind all this.

The bench directed Shalwani to take action against all those behind installation of billboards in violation of laws.

SC summons K-Electric CEO over prolonged load-shedding

On the other hand, the apex court expressed anger over prolonged load-shedding in the city. The court also summoned the K-Electric CEO immediately. The chief justice also remarked that there is no law and order in the Sindh.

CJP Gulzar Ahmed has remarked that eight to ten people are dying every day in Karachi and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is doing nothing. Case should be registered against K-Electric CEO, the top judge stated.

The hearing was conducted after people living in Karachi are facing severe difficulties due to continuous electricity loadshedding in the metropolis.

Several feeders of K-Electric have been tripped following torrential monsoon rains in parts of Karachi. The enraged locals have demanded the local administration to take action to overcome the power outages.

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