KARACHI: The constant rise in illegal encroachments on roads, streets and footpaths have created a lot of problems for motorists, commuters and pedestrians. The culture of roadside encroachments is a lingering problem in Karachi and various administrations, during their tenures, failed to end the menace. Busy areas, including Empress Market and Regal, have become a nightmare for motorists, commuters and pedestrians as 60 to 80 per cent of the streets and footpaths are encroached upon illegally.
I request the relevant authorities to clear the streets of Karachi from illegal encroachments so that the city can have a civilised urban look.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2012.
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