The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation's (KMC) anti-encroachments department has directed the owners of push carts and kiosks on the pavements in front of the commercial belt from Allahwala Market to Jama Cloth Market to remove all their belongings within two days or strict action will be taken against them.
The shopkeepers in these markets have also been advised not to provide electricity connections to these encroachers. The Anti-Encroachments Department director, Mazhar Khan, visited the Jama Cloth Market and Allahwala Market to review the state of encroachment and kick off the anti-encroachment drive in the area. KMC has set up 12 such camps at various trade and commercial centres of the city to eradicate the encroachments and professional beggary in the areas.
Khan was also accompanied by the office bearers of the Allahwala Market Union and Jama Alliance Market Association which comprised of 36 markets.
He said anti-encroachments campaign was carried out in the city to clear the main and the subtracks in the city of vehicular traffic.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2014.