Reports sought from DCs on status of parks, gardens

Staff Reporter

All six deputy commissioners of Karachi have been asked to submit comprehensive reports by Oct 9 regarding encroachment of parks and gardens in their respective jurisdiction and have been directed to get them vacated from land mafia without any delay.
These reports were sought by Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah in a meeting which was held to review the situation of public parks and gardens in Karachi in Sindh Secretariat.
The chief secretary also directed the deputy commissioners to continue with the anti-encroachment campaigns to retrieve the public places and state land from encroachers.
Earlier the deputy commissioners briefed the meeting participants about the status of public parks in their districts, their use, encroachments on them, and related anti-encroachment drive.
Deputy Commissioner South Syed Salahuddin informed the meeting that out of 80 parks in South district, 12 were being vacated as per rules and government policy.
ADC East Afan Saleem informed the meeting about status of 126 parks located in East district while Deputy Commissioner of Malir district Abid Ali briefed on the status of all 85 parks and ongoing anti-encroachment drive in his district.
Korangi Deputy Commissioner Qurat-ul-Ain stated that out of 176 parks in Korangi, two parks which had been under encroachment were already vacated from land mafia.
Similarly, the deputy commissioners of West and Central districts also briefed the participants on the anti-encroachment drive in their respective areas.

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