KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhter Farooqui has directed the anti-encroachments department to speed up its action against encroachments in Saddar and MA Jinnah Road so that the citizens could be saved from troubles in their movement in these dense areas of the city.
He observed that the encroachers have not only grabbed the pavements but also captured the roads and streets especially in the commercial hub of the city which caused difficulties to citizens and traders.
Farooqui said the action against encroachments in Saddar and MA Jinnah Road would clear the roads for vehicular traffic and make the pavements available for citizens.
He said complete monitoring was also being planned for these areas to ensure encroachments free environment in future as well.
Meanwhile, the anti-encroachments department of KMC led by its director Mazhar Khan continued its campaign against encroachments in Saddar area near Empress Market on Saturday and cleared the roads and streets for traffic.
The anti-encroachments operation was further stretched up to MA Jinnah Road and Burns Road also where the anti-encroachments squad removed many pushcarts, cabins, shops, sugarcane juice machines and other encroachments from Jamia Cloth Market, Allahwala Market, Paper Market and other adjoining streets, whereas, two persons were held by police for resisting the action.
Talking to media representatives on this occasion, Director Anti-Encroachments Department Mazhar Khan said the ongoing action against encroachments was in compliance with the high court orders for which the administrator Karachi had issued special directive to continue this campaign till the elimination of all encroachments in the city. He said the campaign will continue for three days.
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