SC directs Sindh govt to revive KCR within one month

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed Sindh government to remove encroachment from railway tracks and revive Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within one month.

The Supreme Court passed the order while hearing a case at Supreme Court’s Karachi registry on Thursday.

Railways secretary appeared before the apex court and said that 10 acres of land had been cleared of encroachments, Geo reported.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed then directed the secretary railways to remove encroachments from the railway land within a period of two weeks and restore the KCR in one month.

The judge asked the railways secretary to “take a trip of the city and clear the railway land of encroachments.”

“Those who have established illegal settlements have all kinds of weapons. We have the army and Sindh Rangers,” Justice Gulzar said.

The court then ordered those affected by the anti-encroachment operation be provided with an alternative with the help of Sindh and federal governments as well as Karachi mayor.