KARACHI  - Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that in view of the Supreme Court’s orders action against encroachments is being taken without any discrimination in Karachi and this perception is wrong that particular marriage halls or buildings being demolished.

“Action will be taken in all the areas in the remit of KMC and all encroachments from parks, playgrounds and amenity plots will be removed,” he added.

He said this while directive to the officers of the anti-encroachments department of KMC.

The mayor said that some unconcerned organisations gave lease of KMC lands which is against the law and KMC will take action against such organisations. He said the citizens were in their own interest are advised to confirm that the land is owned by which organization before purchase or sale of property or transfer of documents or owning rights.

He said that the action against illegal use of amenity plots must be done without any discrimination and such plots must be utilized for the purpose these had been allocated.

He said that help from law enforcement agencies and local administration should be sought for removal of encroachments. He said that action against encroachments must be carried out speedily.

He also directed the senior director anti encroachments to take action in view of the documents of lease of other documents and if these are in accordance with the rules and regulations.

The senior director said action against encroachments was being taken in different areas of the city and many amenity plots have been vacated in the operation and many marriage halls demolished. Mayor Karachi directed again appealed to citizens and specially traders to cooperate with KMC in its drive against the encroachments.

He said the cabins, pushcarts and shops outside the main markets should also be removed immediately and also removes the encroachments from footpaths.