Anti-encroachment operation in West Wharf, Dockyard

KARACHI: A special anti-encroachment team of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) carried out massive operation on Monday against the encroachments established at the roads and pavements of West Wharf and Dockyard areas in district South, Karachi.

During the operation, hundreds of push carts, patharas and other things were seized and the area was cleared for vehicular traffic and pedestrians.

The anti-encroachments squad, though, faced some resistance but the police controlled the situation.

Following the directive of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, the anti-encroachments staff took action in the West Wharf and Dockyard areas under the supervision of Director Anti-encroachments Mazhar Khan and removed all illegal roadside hotels, patharas, pushcarts, cabins and sugarcane juice machines.

The director of anti-encroachments of district south and assistant commissioner of the area along KPT staff and police coordinated in the operation.

The people of the area expressed pleasure on the removal of encroachments from roads and pavements which had created trouble for them, specially the children and women suffered most due to this situation in the area.

Khan said the ongoing operation against all kinds of encroachments would be carried on in all areas of the city without any discrimination and it was aimed at restoration of beauty of the city and save the citizens from difficulties due to encroachments.

He said the current campaign was going on successfully and the citizens have also supported action against encroachments.

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