Karachi: According to press reports, Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) ordered the provincial administration to rehabilitate those affected by the anti-encroachment drive within a year.
On the second day of hearing the case concerning the rehabilitation of people impacted by the city’s anti-encroachment drive along three key Nullahs, the Supreme Court bench made the statements. The court ordered Salman Talibuddin, the Advocate General of Sindh, to make a report on the case’s progress within two weeks.
According to the Sindh government’s counsel, the administration is unable to commence the rehabilitation process because it needed PKR 10 billion in finance for the construction of 6,500 dwelling units. The Attorney General stated that the government does not have this amount of money and is awaiting payment.
The administration will allocate the necessary finances in the next fiscal year, according to the government representative. The advocate general stated during the previous day’s session that the Sindh government had already marked the site for the construction of housing units.