KARACHI-Anti-Encroachment department of KMC under the supervision of Senior Director Land Anti-Encroachment Imran Ahmad Rajput demolished several illegal shops during an operation against encroachment in three districts of metropolis on Wednesday. The action was taken on directives of Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said a spokesman of the KMC on Wednesday. Several huts, stalls, cabins and other items erected on the sides of the roads and footpaths were also seized. Illegal shops established in Moti Lal Nehru Market of KMC in Jamshed Division of East District were demolished in this operation. Director East Khursheed Mukarram, Deputy Director Amin Lakhani, Area Police, Estate department and the Anti-encroachment staff participated with heavy machinery. Separately action was taken against encroachment in Gulshan Iqbal Division near Allama Shabbir Ahmed Osmani Road to Sabtain Imam Bargah.

Meanwhile, in the action against the use and sale of plastic shopping bags in Gulshan Division, a large number of plastic shopping bags were seized from departmental stores and other commercial centers located in Bahadurabad, Sharafabad, Char Minar and different areas.