Anti encroachments crackdown begins in city different areas.
KARACHI -- Following the directives of Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, the anti encroachments department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) took action in different areas of the city and removed the encroachments from pavements and roadsides. The Mayor said that it was being done on the orders of the Supreme Court and therefore, no any kind of encroachments would be allowed on footpaths and other places and the operation would continue till the end of all encroachments. The staff of anti encroachments department of KMC under the supervision of its senior director Bashir Siddiqui took action in Nazimabad Block-K, University Road Block-11, Mehran Town, Godam Chorangi, Empress Market Saddar and Millat Park Nazimabad where they removed all patharas, shops, cabins, stalls, sugarcane juice machines and other stuff from footpaths and roadside and seized it. Concerned commissioners and other officers besides police also were present during this action against encroachments. Four people were arrested in Saddar while resisting the anti encroachments drive in this area. The anti-encroachments staff demolished all shops built on footpaths and also razed the walls erected in front of the shops. The shades of the shops which exceeded the boundary were also removed by the staff in this operation.