Karachi: Sindh Government has been directed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to issue eviction notices to residents at least 45 days prior to the encroachment operations. This will give sufficient time to people to relocate and find an alternative space for living


The chief justice said that authorities should give those who are going to be evicted at least 45 days to move. 

Chief justice of Pakistan Honorable Saqib Nisar forbid uninformed demolition of houses during the ongoing operations and ordered authorities and city governments to submit reports regarding the relocation of people whose businesses and homes had been demolished in the past few days.

Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar said that so far, the authorities have relocated about 515 shops and stalls in different parts of the metropolitan.

The report had suggested that residents of houses that built on amenity plots be issued an eviction notice 15 days before the anti-encroachment operation in those areas is held, so that they can make alternative arrangements. 


The report submitted in the Supreme Court contained comprehensive details about clearing of footpaths, public parks, amenity plots , drain lines and other public areas

The report said that so far, government and city authorities had demolished more than 3,000 shops and businesses.