KARACHI: Minister for Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon on Thursday warned encroachers to refrain from occupying land and establishing encroachment on roads, otherwise strict action would be taken against them.
“I would not take sigh of relief until the encroachments were completely removed from not only the city but whole the province,” he said while speaking to the media when inaugurating lane marking and construction of public toilets project by cutting ribbon on II Chundrigar Road. The project is being sponsored by Medicam Group of Companies.
He told that two toilets on the road would be constructed and maintained by Medicam, which was a laudable act. Other private companies should also follow suit for public interest, he suggested.
“Any philanthropist who wanted to help government by constructing new roads for social cause would be welcomed in this regard,” he said.
Memon said that the one-week campaign started by the local government in the city would not end in a week but would continue round the year until whole the city was made clean and green.
Managing Director Medicam Group of Companies Junaid Khalil Nainitalwaala said lane marking on Teen Tilwar Road had been completed and it would also be completed on II Chundrigar Road soon. He said that Medicam would do more for the citizens of Karachi.
Director Planning and Development Syed Shakib Ahmed said the project would be completed within one and a half month’s period, then the same work would be done on Shahra-e-Faisal, Rashid Minhas Road and other such main arteries as well. Besides, traffic flow on those roads would also be made easy as a role model for entire the city.
Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Director Local Government Robina Aisf and Karachi Metropolitan officers were also present on the occasion.