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Pak initiates demolition drive against Mojahirs in Karachi, claims MQM chief

Pakistan has started an anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, targeting Mohajirs and rendering them homeless, jobless, and forcing them to slavery, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said in his latest live address to the Mohajirs via social media. It is at the behest of the establishment and in active connivance with the country s apex court s Chief Justice, the provincial government and the local Metropolitan Corporation, homes and shops of the Mohajirs have been demolished in the garb of encroachments, while the fact is that they are the real owners of their homes and shops. In some cases they are the tenants for decades and have regularly been paying the rent to the authorities concerned such as the Metropolitan Corporation, Hussain said. The authorities could only remove only those takeaway stalls which created a nuisance and led to traffic gridlocks and impeded free movement of the people on pavements and on roads but the action can never be justified if the ...

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