KARACHI: The Sindh High Court was informed on Thursday that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had in 2015 terminated all the leases granted in respect of the land situated on as well as along 30 big as well as little storm-water drains in the city following a resolution of the City Council.
The replacement commissioner of Karachi’s district Central specified this in his comments submitted before a single-judge bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar.
The bench was hearing a petition seeking settlement of settlement to those residents whose houses had actually been destroyed along the Gujjar Nullah during the recent drive for the elimination of encroachments.
The petitioner, Mohammad Salman, and others had submitted in their request that they had actually developed their houses on the stories appropriately rented to them by the KMC and also other authorities worried.
They had actually asked the court to restrain the Sindh federal government, the KMC and also other pertinent authorities from demolishing their homes without paying them settlement.
Petitioners look for compensation before demolition of their residences
In the comments, the deputy commissioner sent that the advancements on the storm-water drains pipes crisscrossing the city were hindering the smooth flow of rainwater that caused inundation of the neighboring low-lying locations throughout rains.
He claimed then manager of the KMC Shoaib Siddiqui after approving a resolution gone by the City board in 2015 had actually purchased then city commissioner Sami Siddiqui to terminate all the leases given on and along the storm-water drains as well as take stern activity against those officials under the appropriate guidelines that had actually provided the leases.
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He included that the then KMC administrator had actually also bought removal of frameworks built on unlawfully rented land.
The deputy commissioner additionally stated that the drains whose land was unlawfully leased out included Gujjar Nullah, Orangi Nullah, Shershah Nullah and also Center River Roadway Nullah, Baldia Kalri Nullah, Bottle Nullah, City Nullah, Soldier Fete Nullah, Frere Nullah, Nehr-i-Khayyam, Manzoor Colony Nullah, Mehmoodabad Nullah, Zahri Residence Nullah, Korangi Enterprise Zone Nullah, Road 10000 Nullah, Mehran Freeway Nullah, Chakor Nullah, Azeempura Nullah, Pehlwan Goth Nullah, Sangol Nullah, Haroonabad Nullah, Lalaabad Nullah, Mochko Nullah, Roadway 12000 Nullah, Golden Town Nullah, Roadway 7000 Nullah, Road 5200 Nullah, Road 4200 Nullah, Road 9000 Nullah as well as Mehran Cut Nullah.
The deputy commissioner competed that the petitioners had encroached upon the land of the Gujjar Nullah and also they were unlawfully provided lease by the Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority.
He preserved that considering that the leases in favour of the petitioners were illegal, they were not entitled to claiming any type of sort of payment.
After taking the discuss record, the bench adjourned the hearing for a date to be later repaired by its office.