The provincial administration has decided to pay the victims of its ruthless anti-encroachment operation along Gujjar Nullah and adjacent municipal drains.
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According to the panel report, which will be overseen by a former Supreme Court judge, the government will grant impacted people an 80-yard plot. Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law and Environment, has drafted a proposal for the commission’s formation, which would be accepted by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The development coincides with the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner’s (OHCHR) earlier complaints about the city’s anti-encroachment campaign. According to the excerpts, the indiscriminate operation against encroachment on drain banks is concerning because no prior planning and consultation was carried out, and no alternative land was supplied to the affected families. According to the specialists at the OHCHR, the demolition of 12,000 dwellings along the nullahs will affect a total of 96,000 people.