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Govt to move SC against anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

December 5, 2018 • news

Anti-encroachment task force Karachi

Karachi: The federal government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the ongoing anti-operation in Karachi, a news source reported. The decision comes amid concerns raised by the stakeholders, including traders who have lost their shops to the operation.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail held a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan during which he apprised the later about the grievances of the local business community. He said the dive against encroachments had yielded positive results, but the modalities needed to be reset.

The governor raised the issue of the traders who were tenants of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), but their shops had to be demolished because they were built on encroached land. He also requested the prime minister to visit Karachi and interact with the affectees.

Imran Khan, on his part, directed the Attorney General to file a review petition in the Supreme Court, seeking new guidelines on the matter. He also accepted the governor’s invitation to visit Karachi on Sunday.