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No encroachments to be tolerated: DC Korangi

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Korangi Karachi Administration

KARACHI: DC Korangi Shadia Jaffer on Tuesday said no encroachment whatsoever would be tolerated in Korangi.

Talking to the Media, she said the anti-encroachment drive, which started on Monday would continue till Friday (15th February). She said that during the operation in Landhi Sub-Division Awami Colony area’s oldest encroachments on nullah were removed during which over 50 shops were demolished.

Those encroachments were also disrupting the sewerage system of the areas because of no cleanliness of nullah. Assistant Commissioner Landhi Sara Javed also accompanied the DC during the operation. The DC Korangi informed that an operation would be conducted in Model Colony on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

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Karachi University Examination

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KARACHI: The University of Karachi Controller of Examination Dr. Irfan Aziz has announced today that the paper of BSc Part-II, which was scheduled on 26th March but postponed due to Senate meeting, would now be held on 29th March, examination center and paper timing would remain the same.

 

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KMC to demolish illegal constructions on Hill Park welfare land

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KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) administration has pulled socks up to retrieve illegally grabbed land in renowned Hill Park.

The administration has decided to raze illegal constructions on Hill Park’s welfare land worth millions.

Notices have been served to seven bungalows which would be demolished in the upcoming phase of ongoing anti-encroachment operation in Karachi. The residents were given a deadline up to one month to vacate the welfare land.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) had handed over control of Hill Park to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in 1972.

The plots on the welfare land had been illegally distributed by Pakistan Employees Cooperative Housing Society (PECHS), the notice stated.

Owners of the bungalows have been directed to remove the constructions from the Hill Park’s land at earliest, it stated.

The anti-encroachment operation had been resumed in different parts of the metropolis on March 19 after getting go-ahead by the Supreme Court on February 26, directing all relevant authorities to cooperate and continue removing illegal constructions and grabbed land.

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Events at wedding halls must end by 11pm

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KARACHI: The city administration on Thursday decided closure of marriage halls and marriage ceremonies/programmes at 11 pm.
It was decided in a meeting chaired by Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani here. The decision was taken to counter problems being created because of late night wedding programmes. A campaign would be initiated to get the marriage halls closed at 11 pm, according to a statement.
To ensure its success all the relevant departments would be made the part of the campaign for which a meeting would be convened next week. The wedding halls and lawns owners would be bound to pursue the directions and ensure closure of the venues on 11 pm otherwise their halls and lawns would be sealed.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani has appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the agencies concerned as the decision was being taken in the best interests of the public.  He said that marriage halls owners and organizers should take the decision as a warning. The meeting also decided to ensure special arrangements for smooth traffic flow around the marriage halls.
Deputy Commissioner (Central) Farhan Ghani, Additional Deputy Commissioners of different districts, Deputy Inspector General of
Police (DIGP) West, senior police officers, municipal officers, cantonment boards officers and others concerned attended the meeting.

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