The court had expressed annoyance over non-implementation of the orders regarding removal of encroachments
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Ibadur Rehman Lodhi had also ordered the city district government high-ups in August 2016 to implement court's orders regarding removal of encroachments
from main roads and markets.
He added that every new administrator showed efficiency against encroachments
after assuming the office but later, not even a single word was spoken against the encroaches due to political pressure.
He informed that a team of Anti-Encroachment
Cell, District Municipal Corporation South had removed all encroachments
outside Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) a few weeks ago but encroachments
seem reemerged outside the health facility.
Some of the traders involved in encroachments
are politically backed which is a major hurdle in removing the encroachments
from the city or a proper action in this regard," he added.
As per a press release issued by spokesperson of city district government, the action against encroachment
was taken on the direction of city district Nazim, Muhammad Asim Khan.
The court was hearing a case on encroachment
on public land.
Many homeowners say they were unaware of any encroachments
until they read about it in a Daily News report.
The citizens talking to reporter said that despite the court orders, the encroachments
are still visible in city and cantonment areas particularly in thickly populated localities and on congested roads.
The District Administration, TMA Pakpattan, TMO Pakpattan have failed to check the illegal encroachments
, in graveyards, in bazaars and roads.
Panic was spread among the shopkeepers, hotel owners and show room owners who had established the encroachments
at the highway land across the main road.
mafia went underground and RMC vent its anger on launching operation against vendors, hand driven carts.