District Coordination Officer Karachi Hints Major Operation against Land Mafia

Karachi: District Coordination Officer Karachi Roshan Ali Shaikh has stressed the need of joint effort by City District Government Karachi and Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) for establishment of much needed live stock dairy and poultry estate in the city.

While addressing at the luncheon held in his honour by KATI on Tuesday, he said garbage generated in the limits of DHA, Cantonment Boards and other municipal services providers was still dumping in the city. Tankers mafia had become very powerful and a comprehensive strategy was being worked out to launch some major operation against it.

We were warned not to enter into inner areas of Mehran Town due to the fear of firing from land mafia, but still we managed to take up five operations in this area as only we can recover Mehran Town from the occupation of land mafia.

All kinds of graffiti had been banned in the city under section 144, still violation of this rule can be seen. Projects like Malir Expressway and others could only be undertaken with the collaboration of CDGK, Sindh Government, Federal Government and KATI.

The ceremony was also addressed by President KATI Ehtishamuddin, prominent industrialist S.M. Munir, Mian Zahid Hussain, Masood Naqi, Faraz-ur-Rehman, Zubair Chaya and Mohammad Nadeem.

DCO Karachi in his address said everywhere only city government runs all the affairs of industrial areas but it has a limited role here, therefore, we needs a close coordination among the city government and representatives of industrial areas like KATI.

He said we will fulfil the old demand of industrialists for recovery of Mehran Town from the occupation of land mafia. A comprehensive strategy was being worked out to perform a major anti encroachments operation in this area.

DCO Roshan Ali Shaikh said dumping of garbage was banned in the city under section 144 and now legal action will be taken against the concerned town administrator on any dumping of garbage in the city which will include the seizure of vehicle used for this purpose.

He said the citizens would soon get a good news regarding action against water tanker’s mafia in the city as preparation of a major operation against tankers mafia under way. We want to make the Korangi area beautiful and green. A special cleanliness campaign will be launched in the industrial zone while a mechanical sweeping machine will also be stationed there for proper cleaning of roads.

DCO Karachi said this would be beneficial for city and the industrialist community if the city government and KATI with their collaboration try to establish a live stock dairy and poultry estate which is much needed in the city. Construction of Malir Expressway would play great role in providing even better facility to industrialists and they should therefore cooperate with us in its construction.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
City District Government Karachi (CDGK)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk