Government will not demolish legal houses in Karachi: Sheikh Rasheed
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railway Shiekh Rasheed Ahmed Wednesday told the National Assembly that the government will not demolish any legal house in Karachi in the name of anti-encroachment drive.
Responding to a question, the minister said that 42 kilometers of Karachi Circular Railway land was illegally occupied and difficult to vacate as the people had built houses on the land are not willing to relocate.
However both the federal and Sindh governments in compliance of the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s direction was taking measures to start Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), said the minister.
He said apart from Karachi Circular Railway, another entity Karachi Urban Transport Company (KUTC) also exists with the 60 percent shares of the federal government and 40 percent shares of the Sindh government. - APP