The famous food street situated at the Hassan Square of Karachi was demolished by the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) on Sunday in the anti-encroachment drive launched in the city.
Supreme Court (SC) gave instructions on Saturday to the Karachi Development Authority to not halt the drive in mid of many protests rising from the various sectors of the civil society.
Gulzar Ahmed—the Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan had given the orders for restoring the city to its state which was thirty years before. He further said that no hindrances would be tolerated in the conduct of the operation.
According to the reports of the KDA officials, the market present behind the Baitul Mukarram has also been smashed.
They further informed that the operation would be moving further to other another site—Safoora Goth after the demolishing drive completes on the unlawful encroachments from Hassan Square to Safari Park.
The KDA State Enforcement Cell has also broken the Junagarh Lawn which is situated near the National Stadium.
In the area of Burns road local shops have also been smashed with the aid of heavy machinery.
A day before, the apex court instructed the authorities to continue on with the anti-encroachment drive without any hindrances and to remove the encroachments immediately.