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Anti-encroachment drive continues for seventh day in Karachi

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KARACHI: An anti-encroachment drive in the metropolis’ Saddar area entered its seventh day today (Sunday).

During the operation, shops located in the bird market, cloth market and dried fruit market were removed using heavy machinery.

According to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Anti-Encroachment Senior Director Bashir Ahmed Siddiqui, “Encroachments around Empress Market will be removed in a few hours’ time with the area being restored to its original state in the next 15 days.”

“1043 illegal shops were demolished during the operation today,” Siddiqui said, adding, “After the drive, KMC and the police will set up camps in Saddar to ensure that the encroachments do not return.”

Siddiqui added, “A task force has been created to stop the encroachments in Saddar which will comprise KMC, anti-encroachment and police members.”

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