KARACHI - The City District Government of Karachi on Tuesday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) to seek redress against Sindh government measures, disallowing them from dealing with the matters concerning land. In a constitutional petition, City Nazim Mustafa Kamal, along with six town nazims, through counsel Dr Farogh Naseem, former Advocate General Sindh, challenged the orders of Sindh chief minister aimed at curtailing the powers of nazims regarding sale and lease of property. The petitioners described the CM orders as a violation of the Constitution, maintaining that the orders were passed by ignoring the legal formalities, and that he (nazim) was not being allowed to perform his duty. According to Kamal, he received two separate letters from the Provincial Local Department, Board of Revenue and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, barring him from dealing with the matters relating to sale or lease of any public property. The other petitioners include town nazims of Jamshed Town, Gulberg Town, Sadder Town, Korangi Town and North Nazimabad Town. The petitioners pleaded for invalidating the CM directives requesting the court to conduct hearing of the case on regular basis from Wednesday (today). The respondents mentioned in the petition are Sindh government, Secretary Local Government, Principal Secretary to CM and Board of Revenue.