Most of the encroachments
are carried out by the shopkeepers who have extended their businesses by taking over the space in front of their shops, while many others have allowed the vendors to run their businesses outside their shops for a small amount of money.The famed Anarkali Bazaar, located few yards away from the Town Hall, is tainted with bloated shops and stalls, as in a small market area over 30,000 shops have been established.
Similarly in Samanabad Zone, 18 temporary encroachments
were removed from Gulshan-e-Ravi Market.
from cantt areas.The encroachments
can be witnessed in almost all commercial areas including Raja Bazaar, Bara Bazaar, Trunk Bazaar, China Market, Iqbal Road, City Saddar Road, Mochi Bazaar, Dalgaran Bazaar, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Commercial Market, Banni, Jamia Masjid Road, Circular Road, Bani Chowk, Asghar Mall Road, Faizabad, Double Road, Pirwadhai, Dhoke Mangtal, Dhoke Ratta, Gangmandi, Adiala Road, Murree Road, Tench Bhatta, Chungi no.
According to a MCR spokesman, the officials are trying to remove encroachments
from all areas.
Meanwhile, they said, action against encroachments
in different areas of the city continued as the KMC's anti-encroachment staff removed the extended floors and other encroachments
in front of shops in Khori Garden area of district South.
The apex court, however ordered that residential units should not be targeted during the anti-encroachment drive when it took up the plea of Sindh government to review the earlier decision of removing the encroachments
from the city.
The citizens of Shikarpur city as well as the city welfare Associations and Civil Society Organizations has praised the action against the illegal encroachments
in city which were made by illegal occupants Mafia.
The metropolitan commissioner, who was supervising the operation, told journalists at the site that over 5,000 encroachments
were raised in front of the KMC's 139 shops.
Moreover he vowed to initiate a grand operation against encroachment
after formation of policy and to monitor the performance of UC inspector after removal of encroachments
in their respective areas.
Authorities have been tearing down encroachments
which had existed for decades, and have cleared out Empress Market, Burns Road and Khori Garden.
The mayor said that the SC order for the removal of encroachments
had now paved the way for strict action against encroachers and land grabbers, many of whom had earlier obtained stay orders to keep the grabbed land under their illegal occupation.
The three parties agreed in the report filed in the court for continuing anti encroachment
drive in city.