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High court seeks report on encroachments on storm drain in Lemo Goth

By Jamal Khurshid
March 04, 2024
The Sindh High Court (SHC) building in Karachi. — SHC Website
The Sindh High Court (SHC) building in Karachi. — SHC Website

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Sindh government to constitute a joint committee to demarcate the natural rainwater drainage ways in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Lemo Goth area and submit a report with regard to encroachments on drainages ways.

The direction came recently on a petition for removal of encroachments on drains in Haji Lemo Goth in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. A division bench of the SHC headed by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar observed that both the KMC and Sindh government had been shifting the blame on each other for encroachments on the drains.

The high court observed that it was the compulsory function of the KMC under the Schedule II of the local government law to maintain and develop inter-district roads, bridges streets and storm water drains.

The bench directed the KMC and Sindh government to constitute a joint committee to demarcate the natural drains in Haji Lemo Goth and submit a report with regard to encroachments, if there were any, on the amenity land.