Sindh Cabinet seeks alternative before bulldozing human settlements.


KARACHI -- The Sindh Cabinet, taking a humanitarian decision, has decided to request the Supreme Court of Pakistan to allow the provincial government to make alternate arrangements before bulldozing the human settlements along the dykes of the canals. The issue was raised when Minister Local Government Syed Nasir Shah told the cabinet that around 40,000 families had been displaced under the ongoing anti-encroachment drive along the dykes of Indus River and other canals in Sukkur. Minister Agriculture Ismail Rahu also said that more 10,000 families of `scheduled cast' living along the embankments of the canals of Badin district had been displaced and now they were living under the open sky.

The same issue was raised by Sr Advisor Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and other ministers. Minister Livestock Bari Pitafi also said that a large number of people were losing their houses in Ghotki district. The chief minister in consultation...

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