Enraged locals protest against anti-encroachment operation

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KARACHI, : Residents of Gulberg Town are protesting against demolishing of their houses during encroachment drive, on Monday, August 03, 2015.The storm drains are being cleaning from encroachments near Piyala Hotel in locality of Gulberg Town of Karachi. More than 150 illegal houses demolished that were constructed on drains.

Encroachments removed from Gujjar Nullah
KARACHI, Aug 3: Anti-Encroachment Department of KMC on Monday on instructions of Administrator Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui started to demolish encroachments made on banks Gujjar Naullah and removed illegal pens of buffaloes.
The operation was conducted in supervision of Deputy Commissioner District East Afzal Zaidi and Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Anti-Encroachment Director Mazhar Khan where Additional Commissioner East Sajjad Hussain, Assistant Commissioner Sumaira Hussain, Mohammd Faheem were present.
The operation was conducted in foolproof security of police in which heavy machinery was used.
However, encroachment mafia tried to interrupt the demolishing of their houses and other encroached places constructed on Gujjar Nullah and it’s around. A large number of men, women and children held a protest in front of Piyala Hotel. The protestors burned tires and blocked the road for traffic; however large contingent of police was deployed to face any possible unpleasant incident.

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