Govt school to be demolished during anti-encroachment drive


The anti-encroachment cell of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has served an evacuation notice to a government school in the city, warning that it will be demolished because of illegal construction.

The notice was reportedly issued to the school, located in Jam Iqbal Nagar in District West of the city, prompting protest from the administration and students.

The KMC team has marked a check on the school boundary that means it will be razed when the team brings along heavy machinery to demolish illegal structures in the area.

Students took to the streets in the area and urged the authorities not to raze the building as it remains a source of knowledge for them.

However, according to the civic authorities, the school building falls in the category of encroached lands and it will be grounded.

Earlier in the day, Director General of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Iftikhar Qaimkhani, had sought list of buildings, wedding halls and other structures built illegally in the city so timely action could be taken against them.

The SBCA DG directed the officials to finalise and submit the list by Monday (February 4), otherwise strict action will be taken against them.

The SBCA director general had first summoned the list from officials on Jan 22, but no action was taken. According to fresh directives, illegal buildings will be identified in several zones.