Demolition of SA servant quarters: Pleas of homeless fall on deaf ears

Px25-010 KARACHI: Jan25 - Woman seen holding placard as she sits on debris of quarters of retired employees during a demonstration in support of demands. ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

Pleas of the people affected by demolition of Sindh Assembly’s servant quarters have fallen on deaf ears. Reportedly, the servant quarters were razed to make way for construction of a parking lot for lawmakers of the provincial assembly.
Per reports, residents of servant quarters, including women and children, are forced to spend their nights in the open. They have vowed to continue their protest until the PPP-led Sindh government provides with alternate houses.
According to details, no other accommodation or compensation has been provided to these affected people by the Sindh government whereas no prior eviction notice was issued to them.
The protesters said that contrary to their promise of food, clothing and shelter, the Sindh government had snatched everything from them.
On the other hand, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh arranged a relief bus for the affected residents in which basic facilities including washroom and kitchen are present.
Other PTI members of Sindh Assembly Khurram Sher Zaman and Seema Zia also reached the spot and expressed their sympathies.