Dec 11, 2017

Thanks for personal intervention of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar assigning the task to CM to resolve illegal land allotment & water crisis in Karachi & Sindh rural.

Thanks to Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar who took out some space from his tight schedule and came Karachi to discuss the dated long issue of illegal allotment of lands & contaminated water supplies in Karachi and rural Sindh in response to a petition filed by some citizen.
Chief Justice of Pakistan summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah who is not taking ownership to resolve the chronic issue of clean drinking water and control on Sea pollution issue.
A three-judge bench however heard the case related to provision of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in cosmopolitan city of Karachi & interior Sindh.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and former Karachi Mayor Mustafa Kamal [had been summoned] were also present in the Karachi Registry of the apex court.
A documentary report was shown them in the court room that how contaminated water were supplied to people & how feces were being deliberately released in the drinking water - CJ asked CM Sindh if he was aware of the situation & he was not providing the people with clean drinking water.
The CJ however [in convincing tone] said CM Sindh not to take the case as a hostile approach as he [CM Sindh] was called with great respect and dignity & he was the one who could take responsibility to handle it, said CJ – asking CM to find a solution of the issue, adding that the court was also prepared to assist the government in this regard………..’’we can offer our shoulder if you want’’ said CJ.
The CJ further said ‘’I wish if Bilawal has been here he is like my son if he sees the water being provided to the people of Larkana and other cities’’.
Justice Faisal Arab elucidated ‘’people elected the government to resolve their issues but turned to the courts only after seeing failure of the administration’’.
During the hearing the court also asked the CM to rid the Karachiites of ‘’water tankers mafia'' who has besieged the entire city in terms of water supplies – if they are getting water what’s wrong with KW&SB not providing water to its dwellers [living in Karachi], it’s the same conduit and same water supply sources, said CJ
Mustafa Kamal [who was also summoned along with CM Sindh] told the court that issues pertained to the provision of water and drainage are responsibility of the local government [no doubt] but how the local govt is empowered or funded to run cosmopolitan affairs is very much conspicuous to everyone. 
Karachi alone needs 1250 million gallons of water [on daily basis] and the K-4 project would also be unable to cater the needs of the Karachi as its population was likely to exceed 30 million that would further worsen the situation, maintained Mustafa Kemal.
In addition illegal land allotments also came under discussions - In a report presented by Karachi Development Authority (KDA) before Supreme Court’s Karachi registry - it was disclosed that thousands of square yards of 35,000 amenity plots in the metropolis have been taken over through 'china cutting' (illegal carving) - the court ordered KDA, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, and Deputy Commissioners to immediately evacuate the occupation of the plots coming under their mandated domains, and directed the Karachi Development Authority to cancel such illegal allotments of welfare plots with immediate effect.
The bench however expressed grave concern on the absence of KDA Director General during the hearing – the Director’s lawyer claimed that his client is on bed rest due to high blood pressure, the Court remarked that his [KDA DG]’s health will improve immediately if arrest warrant against him is issued.
The KDA in its report claimed that illegal constructions in 27 different areas were bulldozed by the authority in the last two days.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed demanded KDA to present details of amenity plots according to the original ‘’master-plan’’ of KARACHI.
Furthermore, it was revealed that KDA land worth over Rs 1.0 trillion is illegally occupied - sources said land grabbers sold KDA land in Surjani Town – Korangi - North Karachi - North Nazimabad - Gulshan Town and Nazimabad. 
The sources also divulged that 12,000 residential and commercial plots were illegally sold at peanuts prices after cutting them into 80 to 1,000 yard plots.....china cutting madness.
More than 400 acres of KDA land is said to be occupied across the Karachi – most of the lands were occupied in the past 10 years, the KDA official said.
KDA DG however shared his line of action with media that heads of relevant department have been summoned to ascertain the situation on the ground where all attempts will be carried out to reclaim the lands. 
The court expressed that its really shocking to know that KDA Directors allotted lands to Real estate mafia & individuals where amenity plots even did not spare and sold out.
Children park, Recreational halls, Hospital lands, Playground sold out - Children used to play cricket on weekly holidays but you [KDA Director] are not ashamed why do not we should put you in jail, said CJ.
 Added more, to evacuate such all illegal allotments and submit report thereof - what a madness the Service roads & Footpath running alongside roads and space around Bridges/ Flyovers too had been included in illegal construction - the entire city you have converted into jungle, scolded the CJ. 

Though we are looking the demolition of illegal Marriage Halls, Banquets those were operational on illegal plots, where parks also had been sold out to Marriage Halls - now are under demolition but we are not certain that is it a temporary removal and again will resume construction? said the seasoned employee of Karachi metropolitan corporation [KMC]. 

Its time tested agenda let’s see how sincere & honest KDA Director listened to CJ and he really removed all such illegal constructions certainly needs to recheck - a comparison through previous city blue prints and the current status to be detailed so that CJ orders may bring fruits for Karachiites.

Similarly, MD of KW&SB is also involved selling illegal water connection across metropolitan city - 80 percent area are still without water - dwellers have been compelled to buy water from WATER TANKER MAFIA on exorbitant prices and what a mockery that instead to close water hydrant  breaking its entire net work in Karachi - their tanker's rate are determined by KW&SB.

Water Hydrant in Residential area is a big crime, despite SC standing instruction to MD Water Board to remove all such water tanker running in residential area but no avail, the criminal holding public office [having conflict of interest] is not paying heed but there is a constant boost & boom in their illegal business & MD Water Board is in slumber or under his nose such a nasty business grooming and he says he does not know. said a retired lawyer of Supreme court.

The ignorance of MD Water Board here is vivid – there is ''Water Hydrant'' Opposite Karachi Race club Safora Chowk – en routing from Safora Chowk to Malir Cantt Gate # 6.

Tere are City School 4 Branches plus other Schools too are functional on the same road of Malir Cantt gate # 6 where WATER TANKERs running its business - Residents living around are enduring heavy traffic jams due to plying scale of WATER TANKER, really a persistent mental agony for the Residents, debilitated road condition, falling electric poles, breaking green belts, crushing manholes are nauseating.

Parents while dropping & collecting back their children from schools facing obstacles while crossing the roads due to severe traffic jams at SAFOR CHOWK as heavy WATER BOUZERS are parked at both sides of the roads.

In addition, Residents are deprived off water owing to water hydrant in the area - though it is coming from the same conduit but due to sucking water and running their 8 faucets filling WATER TANKERS - the normal supply of water to the residents goes stopped.

Besides, the Karachiites & rural area Sind are getting contaminated water poisoned with hepatitis B & C & severe gastro-intestinal diseases are common and now Chicken-gonia has erupted in Sindh urban and rural on account of no garbage dumping but leaving it to rot and decompose. 

Sanitary issue also has confined the Karachiites, the blocked & chocked sewerage lines, overflow & broken sanitary pipe lines have mixed with water supply lines fueling more epidemic to erupt.

Due to severe mismanagement in Sind govt & corrupt trends in Institutions where every heads of department have gone corrupt rather has made the city in animal herds not suitable to live by human being, said CJ.

Where we appreciate Chief Justice Supreme Court Pakistan for their personal intervention we request him to follow the result for the task has been assigned by him to CM Sind & concerned quarters to get a viable & visible result instead forming commission & committee & its fabricated results [which CJ has rejected [aggressively] emphasizing for result no paper tiger.
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