Karachi: The Sindh Government has directed the project director of Lines Area Development Project (LARP) to get back the land from the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) and hand it over to the traders of Empress Market displaced during the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, a news source reported. Mobin Siddique, project director of LARP, gave a detailed briefing to Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani on the resettlement plan.
The original plan was that KMC, which had acquired the land from LARP, would provide temporary business units to the displaced traders of the Shahabuddin Market. Instead, a 10-storey parking plaza and several shops were built on the land.
Ghani said that the parking plaza was constructed at a cost of PKR 750 million and was generating a monthly revenue of PKR 1 million. He added that a meeting of LARP Board of Governors would take place next week to deliberate on the proposed task.