CM orders removal of illegal occupation of 1000 flats for labourers

Irfan Aligi

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered removal of illegal occupation of outsiders from 1000 apartments constructed for workers at Northern Bypass. He said that this is intolerable and this eviction must be made within two months.
He issued these directives while presiding over a meeting of Labour Department here at the CM House, said a statement. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Siddique Memon, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev) Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, Secretary Labour Rasheed Solangi and others.
Briefing the Sindh CM, Secretary Labour Rasheed Solangi said that 1000 apartments had been constructed at Northern Bypass. In those flats, the flood affected people of 2010 floods had been settled illegally and now they have refused to vacate the flats.
On this, the Sindh CM issued orders to the CS Sindh to get those flats vacated through Police and Rangers within two months. He said that these flats are meant for labours and they must be given to them. “I would not tolerate these `qabza groups’ anymore,” the Sindh CM added.
The Secretary said that Workers Welfare Board (WWB) had provided 7097 flats and 1898 houses in different labour colonies. These colony are located in Landhi with 1128 flats and 850 houses, SITE 887 flats and 800 houses, North Karachi 154 flats, Korangi 920 flats and 248 houses, Northern Bypass 3008 (the project is under completion) and Gulshan-i-Maymar 1000 flats.
Apart from these, some other labour colonies of 1,504 flats in Hyderabad, 512 flats in Kotri, 192 flats at Nooriabad, 96 at Larkana and 100 houses at Ranipur are likely to be completed shortly. He said that there were 24 WWB model schools all over the province, of them 22 are functional.—APP

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