KARACHI: Revoking its stay order on the anti-encroachment drive along with Gujjar and Orangi drains, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to continue the drive along the drains ahead of monsoon season. Sindh advocate general apprised the court that Rs20,000 per month rent would be given to the affectees of the drive. The counsel for the affectees, Faisal Siddiqui, said that the lease was given by the Karachi Development Authority and KMC. Six thousand affectees of the anti-encroachment drive should be given alternate residence, he added. Later, the court revoking the stay order and ordered the KMC to continue its drive along the drains for the expansion.
Source: Pakistan Today June 14, 2021 11:48 UTC