The Sindh Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the barriers outside Bilawal House were not erected by Pakistan Peoples Party or the Sindh government but rather by police and other agencies working for the restoration of peace in the wake of threats to Bilawal House.
Speaking to the media regarding the operation against encroachments he said that these law enforcement agencies have also established their pickets around Bilawal House.
He also personally supervised the demolition of more than 12 illegally built marriage halls which had encroached upon playgrounds, parks and amenity plots. These halls and lawns were located in the precincts of police stations Nazimabad No2, Ayesha Manzil and Gulberg.
Memon directed the Administrator District Central Kamal Ahmed to ensure the demolition of all illegal marriage halls and lawns by Friday evening and present him with a report or he would be removed from his office.
He tendered his apology to all those who had booked these illegally constructed halls adding that he will not let anyone use these playgrounds for commercial purposes. He said that this activity will be carried out across the province without any discrimination.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2015.