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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation begins action against illegal Bachat Bazars

Karachi, June 20, 2016 (PPI-OT):KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed said immediate action against illegally held bachat bazaars was started and the E and IP Department and Director Anti Encroachments have been directed to take action against such bazaars which are held in the remit of KMC. The organizers of these bachat bazaars should immediately refrain from holding such bazars for which formal permission was not obtained from the E and IP Department of KMC. Administrator Karachi said some people have held illegal bachat bazaars on KMC land for which action must be taken.

The elected representatives, media and citizens have also pinpointed towards this fact therefore all such bachat bazaars should be closed down immediately. He also directed E and IP department to take action against such bachat bazaars which are established in streets, service roads or such places that these are proving troublesome for citizens. KMC has not permitted them to do so therefore action against them should be taken under the anti encroachments act.

Administrator Karachi said holding of bachat bazars on playgrounds, parks and amenity plots could not be allowed and strict action will be taken against any officer who was found involved in such practice. He said the holding of such bachat bazars was aimed at providing low cost grocery and other utility items to citizens therefore the organizers of bachat bazars should ensure provision of utility items on low prices.

Meanwhile a meeting of the officers of anti encroachments and E and IP department of KMC was held in the office of anti encroachments department on Monday in which all such problems came into discussion in detail. It was decided in the meeting that under the directive of KMC Administrator permission of all bachat bazars held in the city would be checked and reviewed and all such bazars will be immediately closed down for which the organizers are not showing the permission. The anti encroachments department has also launched the action against illegal bachat bazars from Monday.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99232400-01
Fax: +92-21-99232406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk

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