250 shops razed in Jama Cloth Market as drive against encroachments continues

As the anti-encroachment drive continues in the city, 250 more shops were razed on Tuesday in the famous Frame Market of Jama Cloth and Dupatta Gali, while 20 shops were also demolished around Super Market, Liaquatabad, which were constructed on footpaths.According to officials, 130 shops were registered in the Frame Market and Dupatta Gali by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s Estate Department, but the shopkeepers later divided these into more shops and also extended out on to the footpaths.Metropolitan Commissioner Dr Syed Saifur Rehman, while monitoring the anti-encroachment drive, said that action against encroachments was being taken on the directives of the Supreme Court. Shopkeepers are now taking care and putting their belongings within their limits, which is good for the city, he said.Earlier on Monday, nearly 350 shops at the furniture market in Arambagh and 450 shops at Lighthouse were razed by the anti-encroachment teams with the help of heavy machinery….

Original published: 2018-11-21 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here


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