Parties warn PPP govt of protest if demolition of Mujahid Colony houses not stopped.

KARACHI -- Many political parties on Saturday demanded that the Sindh government immediately stop demolition of poor people's houses in district Central's Mujahid Colony and accused a Pakistan Peoples Party leader of using his party's government for his petty gains.

They announced that they would hold a protest in front of the Chief Minister House and at Karachi Press Club after 48 hours if the demolition operation was not stopped.

The leaders, including disgruntled Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Khurram Sher Zaman, Awami National Party's Shahi Syed and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl's Qari Usman, were speaking at a 'grand party jirga' against the demolition of houses and shops in Mujahid Colony in Nazimabad No 4.

Dr Sattar said that so far 127 houses had been demolished. 'I stand with the victims, now no one can dare to demolish any more houses,' he declared.

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He said that several private hospitals were also illegally constructed on state land.

Mr Sher Zaman of the PTI said that he would raise the plight of displaced people in the provincial assembly.

JUI-F's Qari Usman said that Mujahid Colony was not a locality to be built in a few months or 10 years. 'Since the establishment of Pakistan, it has gradually emerged.'

He said that it was being claimed that Mujahid Colony was being demolished on the orders of the Supreme Court, while the name of Mujahid Colony was not even mentioned in the apex court's decision. 'There are 50-year-old houses, millions of people are living in over 4,000 houses,' he added.

He said that the provincial government had handed over 'entire district...

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