Karachi, January 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Land Mafia is rapidly occupying precious land near Karachi Water and Sewerage Board installations through illegal means. The land is owned by Karachi Water and Sewerage Board about 300 acres near North East Reservoir, land near LSR and HSR in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and near C.O.D Filtration Plant in Block 18 as well as on Habib Ibrahim Road (Karsaz) is under the threat of illegal possession.
Land Mafia is trying to occupy this land for quite some time now, whereas, these precious lands are allocated for different development projects. These projects were inaugurated recently by Karachi Water and Sewerage Board for the betterment of the system.
Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has directed all Chief Engineers to take prompt actions against Land Mafia and ensure that anyone trying to occupy the land is reported to the police immediately. He also wrote letters to Commissioner Karachi, D.I.G Police East and Deputy Commissioner protesting against the illegal possession he demanded immediate action against the mafia.
Supreme Court of Pakistan had dismissed the case by Land Mafia on the request of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board but the Mafia is still active and trying to procure these lands. They start construction preparations with blasting and other procedure which also damage KW and SB installations not only causing financial losses but disruption in the water and sewerage supply facilities as well.
KW and SB with the help of Police, Administration and Elected Representatives recovered land owned by KW and SB. M.D KW and SB has expressed his determination to ensure that all such attempts would be dealt with strictness and no one would be allowed to illegally posses KW and SB lands.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office