KARACHI: Senior politician Farooq Sattar on Saturday praised stance of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Saeed Ghani’s refusal to demolish houses during ongoing anti-encroachment drive following orders of the Supreme Court (SC).
While talking to reporters, Farooq Sattar criticised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Waseem Akhtar, saying that Mayor Karachi was busy in demolishing the metropolis as 10 thousand shops and several houses were turned into debris so far.
He said that a new order came forth from the Supreme Court in recent day.
Earlier on Friday, the Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani threatened to tender his resignation if he would be forced to implement SC’s orders to demolish houses in the metropolis.
He said that the Sindh government has not possessed enough resources to compensate the people who will be affected by the new series of anti-encroachment drive. Ghani clarified that he will not take any action that will turn thousands of citizens homeless.
It is noteworthy to mention here that the top court directed the authorities to stop permits for holding commercial activities on residential plots in Karachi.