Deputy Mayor Karachi Salman Murad was met by railway officials.
Railways requested KMC to help in removing encroachments.
KMC will help in removing encroachments from railway land and line.
KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways sought the help of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to end the encroachment of its lands in Karachi city. Deputy Mayor Karachi Salman Murad was met by railway officials and various proposals were consulted. The Metropolitan Commissioner and other officers of Karachi Municipality were also present in the meeting. The Railway Department requested KMC to help in removing encroachments along the land and lines, to which the Deputy Mayor said that KMC will help in removing the encroachments, making the city free from encroachments. Earlier, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Hamid Hameed, the convener of the railway sub-committee of the National Assembly, in which a briefing was given on behalf of the railway authorities. In the briefing, it was informed that the railway has a total of 16,477 acres of land in the Rawalpindi division, 403 acres of land is encroached upon in the division, while 160 acres are occupied by private people and 243 acres by government departments.
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The briefing was given that 60 acres of land have been retrieved in 3 years in Rawalpindi Division. The scrap auction policy of Pakistan Railways was also discussed in the meeting.