SHC issues notices on plea of LEW affectees

Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notice to Sindh Chief Secretary, Commissioner Karachi, Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), and Incharge Encroachment Cell on a petition seeking compensation of houses acquired for construction of Lyari Expressway project.

Petitioner, Abdul Ghani and others, residents of Liaquatabad submitted that authorities concerned were trying to demolish their houses to acquire land for construction of Expressway project.

They submitted that although they had lease of the houses yet their houses were being acquired without paying any compensation or giving alternate plots to them. They prayed to the court to direct authorities concerned to arrange the compensation.

Headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar, the division bench issued notice to Chief Secretary, Commissioner Karachi, Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Incharge Encroachment cell and Station House Officer, Liaquatabad.