KARACHI -

Employees involved in illegal constructions will be dismissed from service as per the Service Ordinance 2000, said Manzoor Qadir, director general Sindh Building Control Authority.

According to details, SBCA DG chaired a meeting of the officers on complaints of illegal construction and misuse of powers of SBCA official.

Manzoor also suspended some five officials, including two directors of SBCA over their alleged involvement in illegal construction. SBCA also warned citizens to abstained investment in such kind of property business as SBCA would demolish all such kind of illegally constructed buildings.

He pointed out that mafias encroached car parking, amenity plots and others kinds of illegal lands by violated the laws of the SBCA. Mostly complaints have been received from the areas, including Liaquatabad, Gulberg and North Nazimabad Towns where residential plots had been changed into commercial projects which brought loss of millions of rupees to the provincial government. He gave 10 days ultimatum to the officers of SBCA across the city to demolish such kinds of all projects.

Protest against Karachi armed clashes

Inhabitants of Old City areas staged protest against armed clashes continued in Lyari and surrounding areas that claimed at least 10 lives and wounded several others within a week.

According to details, residents of the areas located in the surroundings of Lyari, including Kharader, Hangorabad and Agra Taj Colony, staged protest against crossfire between the two groups.

The people belonging to Kacchi Rabta Committee protested against the killing of their seven members. The enraged protesters staged protest at Maripur Road, Crown Cinema and Dua Hotel and set ablaze tyres and hurled stones on the passing vehicles.

Following the protest, police reached the spot and tried to control the situation but some unknown miscreants hurled stones and resorted to firing on the police party.

Extra contingent of law enforcers, including ranger personnel also reached the spot. The riot lasted for more than two hours, turning the area into battlefield. A man namely Ibrahim, who was a local leader of KRC, lost his life during the exchange of fire. It is worth mentioning here that the battle has been continued in the areas since the day Amman Committee was formed and Lyari gangsters were trying to capture other areas dominated by rival political party or ethnic groups and several members of KRC have been killed during such clashes in last couple of years.