Sindh govt approaches SC seeking ‘Bahria Town funds’ for affectees of anti-encroachment drive

Sindh government has approached Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) seeking ‘Bahria Town funds’ for affectees of Karachi’s anti-encroachment drive.

As per details, Sindh government has sought Rs 30 billion recovered as part of the SC penalty on Bahria Town, which will be utilized for the resettling of people left homeless by anti-encroachment drive along Karachi’s Gujjar nullah.

Sindh government has filed three petitions in SC highlighting the issue of lack of funds and the need to resettle people left homeless as the result of ongoing anti-encroachment drive.

The provincial government has stressed that Rs 10 billion are required to rehabilitate the affectees, whereas Rs5 billion is required to initiate water and drainage infrastructure development initiatives.

Another Rs 10 billion are needed for Naya Malir, Teesar Town and other housing schemes.

CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah, had earlier announced provincial government’s decision to to allot 80-square-yard plots to 6,500 families displaced due to the anti-encroachment operation along the Gujjar and Oranig nullahs.