Builders mafia grabs playground

KARACHI: Residents of Korangi on Sunday staged a protest demonstration in front of Karachi Press Club against grabbing of a registered playground in their locality by builders mafia and starting of construction work in it.

The demonstration was organized by Protect Playground Action Committee and also attended by leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Muhammad Hussain Mehanti, Nasrullah Shajee, Muhammad Younis Barai and Abdul Jameel Khan.

Addressing on the occasion, Mehanti said that the ground located in Korangi 5 was registered and it also exists in KDA master plan but some corrupt KDA officials had handed over it to builders mafia on receiving bribe.

He said that it is only playground in the area since 45 years, which was also used for different social programs such as wedding ceremonies, but now flats were being constructed in it, which was unjustified act.

He demanded of the government to take notice of the situation, remove encroachment on the ground and take stern action against KDA officials involved in this illegal activity.

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