KMC to make city free of encroachment

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Staff Reporter
The anti-encroachment department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation is on its way
to clean the city of all encroachments, a senior official has claimed.The corporation teams conducted
extenstive anti-encroachment operations in Karachi’s East, Korangi and South districts.During the
operation in East district’s Gulshan Iqbal area, the KMC anti-encroachment team confiscated generators
and cleared encroachments on footpaths and service lanes. KMC Additional Director Shakir Zaki, deputy
directors Rehan Siddiqui, Ghulam Moinuddin and Amin Lakhani, supervised the operation.In District
Korangi, KMC officials visited various markets and served notices to shop owners to remove
encroachments in front of their shops, on sidewalks and service roads.They impounded “soft”
encroachments including tables and chairs placed outside the shops which had already been warned.
KMC Korangi Director Mussarat Ali, along with Assistant Director Mohammad Nawab, led the
operation.KMC Senior Director Bashir Siddiqui supervised the operation in District South. It was
conducted in “Dupatta Gali” near Fresco Chowk. Officials removed cabins, stalls, push carts, tables and
chairs from the footpaths and service lanes during the drive.KMC Deputy Director Iftikhar Siddiqui and
local police also took part in the operation.Siddiqui told media that anti-encroachment operations
continued in the city on the directives of the Supreme Court.“The KMC anti-encroachment department
is on its way to make Karachi an encroachment-free city by conducting operations in all areas day and
night,” he said.