Karachi, April 02, 2014 (PPI-OT): Following the directive of the Supreme Court, the anti encroachments squad of KMC took action in the Charkra Goth Korangi No.1 and recovered 14 acres Land of Karachi University from the occupation of land mafia.
Despite being fired upon in the area by unknown men, the anti encroachments team completed the operation. The Chairman of anti encroachments task force Bilal Manzar who was supervising the entire action was narrowly escaped the firing while inspector Bilal received a bullet in his hand that fractured his hand bone.
According to details the anti encroachments task force razed many houses and concrete structures which had been constructed on an amenity plot allotted to the University of Karachi in Korangi Chakra Goth.
Director Anti Encroachments Mazhar Khan, Addl. Director Muhammad Shakir and other staff was also present during this action that was carried out with the help of heavy machinery. The anti encroachments staff faced acute resistance during the operation; however police took control of the situation by taking immediate action.
Speaking on this occasion, Senior Director and Chairman Anti Encroachments Task Force Bilal Manzar said the land mafia had occupied this piece of land which was allotted to University of Karachi and built many houses and concrete structures on it.
Notices were issued to the occupiers of these houses a week ago and this action was done after completing all formal and legal requirements. He said that police has also arrested an estate agent who was involved in the sale of plots by making fake documents and this matter will be enquired upon.
Mr. Bilal Manzar said that the recovered land will be used for the establishment of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Shaheed University and a Law College. He reiterated the resolve of continuing operation against all sorts of encroachments in the city without discrimination.
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