KARACHI: Justice Gulzar Ahmed of the Supreme Court on Saturday issued directions for removal of encroachments from railway lines as well as to clear the land of Pakistan Railways (PR) through deputy commissioners concerned.

Justice Ahmed, who was chairing a meeting at the apex court’s Karachi registry, also asked the authorities concerned for revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) and a tram service.

The SC judge directed the DCs to remove encroachments to clear the route of the KCR as well as the land in their respective areas after the divisional superintendent of PR said that most of its land was encroached upon.

Justice Ahmed also directed local administration, cantonment boards and other authorities concerned to also remove the encroachments from Sharea Faisal and other parts of the provincial metropolis.

Published in Dawn, November 18th, 2018

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