The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to remove encroachment from amenity plots park, play ground, school and library but the Director General, Karachi Development Authority Sami Uddin Siddiqui has miserably failed to comply the order and reluctant to take action against the land grabbers whose acts come under contempt of court.
Plot No. ST-32 Block-15 Gulistan-e-Jouhar is earmarked Park in the approved layout plan which was developed by the then Director Park & Horticulture KMC (KDA was under Administrative Control of KMC) and Rs. 1.97 millions was further granted for re-development of the said park and tender was granted to M/S Iqbal & Co. The contracted carried out the developing work of jogging track with tiles and fixed the curb stone.
But unfortunately with the connivance of the KDA/KMC the land grabbers started China cutting upon the said park in 2010, deployed gunmen in the park and removed the work was done by the contractors. The area people moved a complaint to the Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan through HRC and the then KDA/KMC submitted its report in the Honorable Court that ST-32 was park in the layout plan. The land grabbers extended threats of dire consequences to the residents and forced them to leave the area.
All the concerned are requested to look into the matter and order to remove encroachment from the park and lodge FIR against the land grabbers and involved persons (sahulatkar) in the interest of people.
AYAZ ALI SURHIO,
Karachi, December 1.