Protest erupts as officials launch operation to evacuate KCR land
Statesman Report
KARACHI: The residents including women on Tuesday have staged protest as the officials of local administration launched operation to recover Karachi Circular Railways land.
According to details, women pelted stones at the officers for demolishing the buildings near Gillani Railway Station. The security personnel have also taken some locals into custody for resisting the operation.
It is to be mentioned here that the operation was started to implement the orders of Supreme Court (SC) to demolish all the buildings illegally constructed on railways land.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed had remarked that Sindh government took responsibility to recover circular railways land in Karachi, however, nothing was done in this regard.
Justice Gulzar questioned Clifton Cantonment Board over encroachments in Delhi and Punjab colonies over which, the Cantt official told that this land belongs to the government.
The top judge directed city commissioner to evacuate the occupied land in one week and ordered to demolish all the buildings, housing societies and petrol pumps illegally constructed on railways land.