The residents of Sindhi Jamaat Cooperative Housing Society and neighbouring areas staged a protest demonstration in front of Karachi Press Club on Nov. 13 after killing of 09-year old school girl namely Ms Aqsa Ramzan Panhwar by truck driver while crossing the main National Highway in front of Sindhi Jamaat (District Malir) after attending her school.
This is not first incident of such kind as in recent past two more school children were also killed while crossing the Main Highway in the area. The Society has atleast 3 schools and there is a heavy rush when children after the attending their schools tried to cross the Main Highway in large number at a time in order to return their homes.
About six years back, I had written to KMC for constructing overhead bridge in front of the Society and they replied to me having sent such case to their concerned department for processing but sorry to say no further action was taken after passing another six years.
On behalf of the residents of the area, I appeal to the Sindh minister for Local Bodies, Commissioner Karachi, KMC Administrator and other concerned to help area people in saving lives of their school children and others by constructing much needed overhead bridge on Main National Highway in front of Sindhi Jamat Cooperative Housing Society on priority basis.
Mohammad Khan Sial,
Karachi, November 15.