Affectees of drive would be provided alternate residential options: Nasir Shah.

KARACHI -- Sindh Local Government and Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said that after Mehmoodabad nullah, encroachment drive would also be started on other nullahs in Karachi. Affectees of drive would be provided alternate residential options. The residents of demolished houses would be provided house rent for two years. Sindh government is making a housing scheme where the affectees would be given priority. All stakeholders are on same page on the issue of removal of encroachment. The minister passed these remarks while talking to media during his visit to Mahmoodabad and Manzoor Colony nullah here on Saturday.

Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed, former UC Chairman Farhan Ghani, PPP East district President Iqbal Sand , Sardar Nazakat Ali and others were also present on the occasion. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that Administrator KMC and DMCs has been tasked with uplifting the infrastructure of Karachi.

Responding to a question, he said that entire Pakistan suffered last night due to power breakdown owing to incompetence of the federal government. The Provincial Local Government Minister said that big encroachments including houses would be removed from Mehmoodabad nullah from Monday. He said that roads would be constructed...

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