Karachi: Large scale anti-encroachment operation starts along nullahs

Large scale anti-encroachment operation on Wednesday launched along drainage nullahs to demolish illegal structures built on government properties in Karachi.

According to sources, on the first day, illegal constructions including shops and shades built near nullahs in Central District will be demolished. 

According to deputy commissioner, illegal constructions in Nullah Stop, New Karachi, Cafe Piyala and other surrounding areas would be removed in the first phase of anti-encroachment drive.

As per Director Anti-Encroachment, the operation against encroachments has been launched simultaneously at three places. Two operations will be carried out from Cafe Pyala to Three Hatti while one operation will be carried out on New Karachi Nala.

During the operation, encroachments are being eliminated at three places of Gujjar nulla, 2 of Lyari Stream, 3 of Orangi nullah, 2 of Malir stream and 2 of Mahmoodabad nullah. A space of 30 feet on both sides of the streams will be cleared.

According to sources, teams of Pakistan Army and Rangers are also involved in the operation to end the encroachments while police, Sui Gas and K-Electric teams are also present on the spot.

DC Central announced to vacate the house by 7 am against which the people of the area protested and traffic between Nazimabad and Liaquatabad was suspended. 

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