Karachi: Sindh Chief Secretary (CS) Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has announced that the provincial government will not allow anyone in Karachi to set up marquees or mega malls on residential land by changing the status of their property, a news source reported.
The chief secretary said this while presiding over a meeting held to eradicate encroachments in the city. Senior members representing the Sindh Board of Revenue, Local Government, Police, the Sindh Building Control Authority and the Karachi Development Authority attended the meeting.
Members of the meeting brought up cases in which some developers were found to have engaged in the practice of opening medical stores, malls, and other such structures on land originally marked as residential property. Responding to the complaint, the CS ordered a detailed report on similar violations of the law.
While addressing the meeting, Chief Secretary Shah said that the Sindh government will not tolerate encroachment activities in public parks and on state owned land, as he felt they could lead to traffic problems on adjoining roads.