KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is providing alternate shops to 297 people whose shops were demolished during the ‘anti-encroachment’ operation in Light House.
According to the details, The balloting ceremony was held at the KMC Old Building on Wednesday.
Mayor Wasim Akhtar, who presided over the balloting ceremony, said that the operation is being conducted on the orders of the Supreme Court, adding that KMC is trying its best to provide alternate space to the affectees.
Mayor of Karachi, Wasim Akhtar also shared on micro-blogging website, Twitter
A ceremony was held at KMC Head Office to award #AllotmentLetters of Shops for the affectees of #AliDinaWaterCourse and the #LightHouseMarket as part of the resettlement, through #balloting. pic.twitter.com/nC6P5T8Xw6
— Wasim Akhtar (@wasimakhtar1955) January 29, 2020
A total of 569 shops are being constructed by the KMC near Thatta Bus Stop Terminal in Lyari, he said, adding that 272 alternate shops will be provided to the victims.
During his speech, He criticised PSP Founder Mustafa Kamal and alleged that the former mayor was involved in China-cutting and corrupt practices during his tenure.
He also raised the question that how Kamal spent Rs 29 billion funds during his tenure.