Ibad briefed on action against encroachments

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan on Thursday termed Empress Market Saddar a great historical and cultural heritage of Sindh province and said that it was their duty to bring it in its original historical shape and transfer to new generation.

He was presiding over a meeting about uplift plan of Saddar area at Governor House Karachi. The meeting was also attended by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Administrator Karachi Abdul Rauf Akhtar Farooqi and architect Yasmeen Lari.

The governor directed officials to ensure implementation of the decision regarding abolishing of encroachments in the areas on regular basis.

He directed the officials concerned to take on board all stakeholders and residents of the area before beginning uplift work, besides starting a publicity campaign in this regard.

The governor was told in a briefing that action plan for removing encroachments, and documentation for change of bus routes had been completed and in next few days, formal actions would be started under supervision of deputy commissioner South, DIG traffic police and anti-encroachment cell.

Meanwhile, officials of Bahria Town also briefed the governor about renovation and beatification work of Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) shrine.