SHC seeks report on anti-encroachment drive

Petitioner says leased houses demolished during operation.


Our Correspondent August 08, 2021
Residents poured into the streets in fear and anticipation, as KMC teams launched an anti-encroachment operation in the surroundings of Gujjar nullah. PHOTO: ONLINE/File

KARACHI:

A Sindh High Court bench issued notices to the Sindh chief secretary and secretary local governments on a petition against demolition of leased houses during the Gujjar Nullah anti-encroachment operation.

A division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui and Justice Agha Faisal heard the petition against demolition of leased houses in Gujjar Nala anti-encroachment operation.

Counsel for the petitioners contended that the Anti-Encroachment Tribunal did not order the demolition of the house. The decision regarding Gujjar Nullah encroachment is being misused and leased houses are being demolished under its guise.

Injection reaction

An SHC bench while hearing the cases of stray dog bites, directed petitioner's counsel to appear before the court with preparation.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui and Justice Agha Faisal heard the case of stray dog ​​bites and a petition filed by a Surjani Town resident seeking an inquiry against Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital. Justice Faisal inquired Qadir Hussain Advocate, the lawyer of citizen Riaz Ahmed, whether he had approached the Sindh Healthcare Commission.

The court directed Hussain Advocate to appear before the court with preparation and to satisfy the courts with the arguments at the next hearing.

The petitioner had taken the position that on July 8, he was cutting wood in Surjani Town when a dog bit him. On the same day he went to Civil Hospital and got an anti-rabies injection. He was also administered doses of injections on July 9 and 12 and was in good condition.

However, an injection given on July 16 caused a reaction in both shoulders of Ahmed. The shoulders became swollen, and large rashes appeared on the body.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2021.

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