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  Sindh Local government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said that after Mehmoodabad nullah more encroachments would also be removed in Karachi.  
  : Sindh Local government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said that after Mehmoodabad nullah more encroachments would also be removed in Karachi. The residents of demolished houses would be provided house rent for two years. Sindh government is making a housing scheme at its land where the affectees would be given priority. All stakeholders on same page for removal of encroachment, the minister passed these remarks while visiting Mahmoodabad Manzoor Colony nullah here. Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed, former UC Chairman Farhan Ghani, Karamullah Waqasi, Sardar Nazakat Ali and departmental heads of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation were also present on the occasion. Nasir said that Administrator and DMCs are tasked with uplifting the infrastructure. Responding to a question, he said that entire Pakistan suffered last night due to power breakdown owing to incompetence of the federal government. Nasir said that big encroachments including houses would be removed from Mehmoodabad nullah from Monday. He said that roads would be constructed on both sides after removal of encroachments. The minister said that the people residing along the drains face life threats. He said that they were taking measures to ensure draining of rain water in monsoon season. Nasir said that consultancy of Mehmoodabad, Gujjar and other nullahs were conducted by NED University. Sindh government had signed a contract with the World Bank through which encroachment had to be removed and this operation is its continuity. He said that after directives of Supreme Court, the encroachment removal is being done smoothly as earlier the encroachers get stay orders from lower courts. He said that Administrator Karachi Laeeq Ahmed was tasked with to cancel illegal leases. The minister said that last local government had passed unnecessary schemes as the KMC was already facing financial crisis. He was of the view that the works would be done on only those schemes that are in favour of the public. He said that mechanism is made transparent and now government taxes are submitted in its own account. The minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party led Sindh Government is carrying out development works indiscriminately as the works are also being down where it does not have representation. He said that Sindh Government is not happy in demolishing houses of people but compelled to do so. He also thanked federal government for providing fire tenders to KMC's fire brigade.  
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