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Misbahuddin Farid expresses distress over illegal possession of Karachi Water Sewerage Board land

Karachi, January 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid has expressed his distress over the attempts of illegal possession on KW and SB land allocated for K-4, S-III project and other important projects. In a letter to SSP East Malir Rao Anwar he stated that Land Mafia goons are constantly attempting to grab precious water board land on gun point, harassment and illegal papers on the basis of Gothabad Scheme.

Moreover, such groups take shelter under different groups to illegally occupy KW and SB land. Citizens of Karachi would face severe consequences if the goons of such mafia are not stopped since the lands if occupied would seriously damage the development of important and vital projects such as K-4, S-III.

M.D KW and SB pointing to Land Mafia attempts on 535 acres of land including 420 acres at North East Old Filter Plant site stated that the land is owned by KW and SB. Moreover, all these lands around the KW and SB installations have been allocated for development projects vital for the water supply and sewerage system of the city. Provision of these facilities to a metropolis of more than 20 million requires constant update which is why the development plays an essential role.

He said that when KW and SB staff tries to stop land mafia goons at their own they are often harassed on gun point up on which they only have but one option that is to report such issues to the concerned police station so that the goons be dealt with and KW and SB staff is provided some protection.

He requested S.S.P Malir to carry out an Anti-Encroachment Drive in order to ensure that all KW and SB lands are cleared of the Land Mafia possessions. He requested him to schedule the new date of operation with Deputy Managing Director Technical Services Ali Mohammad Palejo who would prove with necessary machinery and manpower for the operation.

Higher Officials of Government of Sindh are also informed about the request through a copy of the letter. In this regard, M.D KW and SB also directed President North East Cooperative Housing Society Khalid Sultan to collaborate with KW and SB and Police in order to demolish the illegal boundary wall built by Land Mafia within two days.

For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office
Tel: 99240819

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