KARACHI: City Mayor Wasim Akhtar said on Thursday that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation would arrange alternative business place for all tenants of the municipal administration, including the shopkeepers of Lighthouse Lunda Bazaar (flea market), whose shops had been removed in the anti-encroachment action.

He said a team comprising KMC officers and members of Lighthouse Traders Association would conduct a joint survey of different areas to provide them with alternative place for doing business.

The mayor expressed these views while speaking to a delegation of the Lighthouse Traders Association led by its president Hakeem Shah which met Mr Akhtar in his office.

Mr Akhtar said that the KMC wanted to help these traders resume their businesses at some proper place so they could be saved from financial problems.

He said that encroachments were removed from city drains, parks and pavements to facilitate citizens’ movement as well as traders’ community who had difficulties in carrying on their businesses in presence of encroachments.

Published in Dawn, November 22nd, 2019