As per the order by Supreme Court, Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has taken action against illegal marriage halls and plots to retrieve the encroached lands. The land retrieved is worth billions of rupees.
7 marriage halls, 16 plots and a residential plot which was under-construction have been demolished by KDA. Heavy machinery was used to demolish the land. Moreover, the stalls of well-known Doraji Gola-Ganda were also eradicated after a notice issued by Supreme Court.
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On a Facebook post, it was posted that ‘KDA took action against illegal marriage halls, constructions and plots after strict orders from Supreme Court. 10 marriage halls, 14 illegal construction and 6 plots were abolished in Surjani Town and New Karachi.’
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The marriage halls that were eliminated include Galaxy Hall, Hamza Hall and MashaAllah Banquet A and B. Also in Surjani Town a newly constructed residential project was all bulldozed.
KDA has reclaimed land in North Karachi and Surjani Town. Now KDA will begin operation in FB Area, North Nazimabad, Korangi, and Gulistan-e-Johar.
Sami Siddiqui KDA Director-General said, “We will get the illegally occupied land evacuated as much as possible.’’
As per reports the land that has been retrieved is worth Rs. 50 billion. It covers land approximately 7000 acres, which includes residential plots, marriage halls, food spots, playgrounds, and parks.
Before this land was retrieved in Islamabad as well. CDA retrieved 15 acres of illegally occupied state land by Centaurus Mall administration. This land was worth Rs 20 billion. Also, CDA took action against Marriott Hotel in Islamabad and the encroachments done by the hotel. CDA has retrieved 3.75 acres of land. Other than Centaurus and Marriott Hotel, CDA sealed eight towers of Capital Residencia, two under-construction towers of Makkah Towers eight-storey under-construction Fenerinia Residencia, Margalla Residencia, Madina Tower and Umair Residencia.