SHC directs encroachment removal from Aligarh Housing Society

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Anti encroachment cell to remove the encroachments from Aligarh Muslim University Old boys Cooperative Housing Society and submit the report by 4th May 2016.

SHC bench, headed by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, was hearing the plea filed by Raza Mohammad and others seeking removal of encroachments from the society.

The court directed KMC’s Anti encroachment cell and provincial land utilization to vacate the land of the society from the encroachers and report the court by 5th May.

According to the appellants the society started getting encroached in 2005 as six blocks were grabbed. The authorities had managed to vacate two blocks from the clutches of grabbers; however, four blocks are still in the possession of grabbers.

They recalled the court that in February 2014 directed provincial and local authorities and law enforcers to remove the encroachments from remaining blocks of the society but its directive has not been complied with yet.

The appellant had filed a contempt application against KMC’s Anti encroachment cell director, land utilization department and other authorities concerned for failing to comply the court’s directives.

In the last hearing the court had directed them to comply its order otherwise contempt proceeding would be initiated against them.

The Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Cooperative Housing Society is one of the oldest housing society of the city that spreads over six blocks measuring 233 acres.