Administrator Karachi orders to raze illegal KMC’s markets

Administrator Karachi orders to raze illegal KMC’s markets

Pak Chronicle Report


Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Thursday directed the State department to submit report on number of allotments of shops built against the original plan so that action could be taken against the responsible persons, stated a press release issued by the media department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

Illegally shops at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation markets should be razed and action would be taken if any of the officers is found in harbouring the illegal activity, the Administrator passed these remarks during his visit to Liaquatabad Super Market. Officers of State department were also present on the occasion.

The Administrator was informed that there are more than 770 shops in Liaquatabad market while 17 shops established in office of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) were demolished and sealed. He was told that illegal establishment on first floor have also been razed.

Ahmed said that illegal establishments cannot be allowed and Super market should be restored into its original position. He said that a fair amount could be generated from KMC markets across the city, asking the concerned officials to furnish report after conducting survey.

He said that tenant shopkeepers of Express Market, Lee Market, Pakistan Chowk and Super market are paying Rs 2000 per month which is nominal and KMC faces loss. He directed that a committee should be formed to make fare of shops at KMC markets as per market value.

The Administrator also passed directives for removal of shops and stalls established in front of Liaquatabad Super Market. “Markets are main source of income for KMC thats why it is necessary to utilise it and find new sources of income,” he added.

Ahmed said that measures would be taken to provide maximum facilities to the people at KMC markets. He directed the concerned officials to comply with the directives warning that lethargy would not be tolerated, concluded the press release.

Meanwhile Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed on Thursday in another press release has expressed sorrow and grief over the sad demise of KMC Chief Engineer Electrical Tariq Ansari.

He said that Ansari was a hard working who had served the KMC with courage.

He prayed Allah Almighty to give him highest place in Jannat and give patience to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.


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