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JI decries demolition of Jubilee Market

July 30, 2021

Condemning the demolition of shops at the Jubilee Market and arrest of traders in an ongoing anti-encroachment campaign, the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Karachi said on Thursday it was injustice with traders to raze their shops without providing them alternative places.

JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said Karachi’s traders had already suffered losses because of the lockdown imposed to stop the coronavirus from spreading. “Instead of providing jobs to the people and resolving their problems, the government has been increasing the problems for the people and snatching the means of livelihoods from them.”

“During the campaign to eradicate encroachments, illegal structures should be demolished, but action should also be taken against the elements involved in allowing people to raise these illegal constructions.” He demanded action against errant government officials and those under whose political umbrella and patronage these encroachments had taken place.