Crackdown against land mafia in the offing


KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui has said that operation against encroachments has been successful in New Truck Stand Maripur whereas plan has been prepared to take action against land mafia and officers involved in illegal lease in Truck Stand which would be implemented soon.

He said this during a review meeting held on problems of Maripur Stand. On this occasion Secretary Transport Sindh Taha Farooqui, MD KWSB Qutubuddin Shaikh, President of Karachi Goods Career Association Muhammad Khalid Khan, Azam Bakhsh Javed, other officials, Deputy Director Land Shaikh Muhammad Aslam and other officers were also present. During the meeting KGCA officials informed about various problems including elimination of illegal lease, repairing of water & sewerage system and repairing & construction of inside roads and demanded necessary measures in this regard.

Administrator Karachi said that we were with you for prompt resolution of problems being faced by Maripur Truck Stand. Chief Secretary Sindh was also taking keen interest in matters of Maripur Truck Stand. We all have to run this city with mutual cooperation.

He said that operation against encroachments was successful in Maripur Truck Stand. PC-I for construction of inside roads has been prepared and sent to Government of Sindh and work on it would commence just after its approval whereas plan was also being prepared for elimination of illegal lease in Truck Stand.

He said that fire brigade staff would be provided to Maripur Truck Stand so that any emergency situation could be handled immediately and cooperation would also be provided in establishment of KGCA Hospital in Maripur Truck Stand.

Administrator Karachi said that we were short of resources with lots of work however development works have to be carried out for the city.
On this occasion Secretary Transport Sindh Taha Farooqui said that efforts were being made to provide KGCA officials with arms license whereas lease problems would also be resolved with mutual cooperation of Karachi Port Trust soon.

KWSB Managing Director Qutubuddin Shaikh informed during the meeting that water and sewerage system was supplied in Maripur Truck Stand in 2007 which was being improved now.

Administrator Karachi said that every individual has to play their role in the development of the city. Problems of Maripur Truck Stand would be resolved with the cooperation of Government of Sindh.

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