Land grabbers eyeing KWSB land

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Karachi: The Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has sounded alarm bells by saying that its sewerage system in the old city area has been endangered due to the unlawful activities of the land grabbing mafia active in the locality.

A KWSB statement issued on Monday said that the land mafia was trying to grab the land related to an upcoming sewerage system project in Ranchore Lines. The KWSB statement alleged that the office of Sub-Registrar-I Saddar Town had been engaged in registering of papers, without informing or consulting the water utility’s authorities, being used for illegal occupation of the land.

The KWSB demanded immediate action against the land mafia grabbing land vital for its upcoming sewerage project.

The KWSB said that it had Ejector 12 sewerage pumping station at Ranchore Lines, whereas a huge piece of land measuring 4000 square yards land adjoining the pumping station had been reserved for the upcoming sewerage projects for upgrading of the KWSB’s systems for ensuring provision of better sewerage facilities to the citizens.

The old city area is one of the most affected localities in the city during monsoon rain season and after the installation of the new pumps on the said land, the concerned residents of the area would be relieved of the chronic sewerage and drainage problem.

The land mafia possessing the land has started illegal constructions on a portion of this KWSB’s project land, about which the concerned police station and high officials have been duly informed.

Whereas, when the KWSB’s officials tried to act against the land mafia, they produced registry showing ownership of 500 square yards (registry number R.No-133 issued on 14th April, 2012). Condemning the act of sub-Registrar-I Saddar Town, the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has decided to challenge the registry before Senior Member Board of Revenue and Commissioner Karachi. KWSB demanded of the Commissioner Karachi and Administrator Karachi to take immediate and strict action against the concerned Registrar of land involved in forged registration of the KWSB’s project land.

 

Courtesy: The News


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