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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Imtiaz store to be sealed unless it removes silt from Lyari River

By Our Correspondent Published: June 1, 2016 Customers are told to park by the Lyari River as the superstore offers no parking facility. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS Customers are told to park by the Lyari River as the superstore offers no parking facility. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS KARACHI: The management of Imtiaz Superstore has been directed to clean the silt it earlier dumped in the Lyari River in Gulshan-e-Iqbal to make space for illegal parking or else the superstore would be sealed. Karachi commissioner Asif Hyder Shah issued directives to District East deputy commissioner Asif Jan Siddiqui on Wednesday during a high-level meeting on the monsoon and the condition of drainage system in the city. Imtiaz store claims to have parking space for 300 vehicles He said that Imtiaz Superstore must remove the mud at its own cost and asked for a daily report. He also said that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has already issued tenders for the cleanliness of 30 large nullahs. According to Shah, the major hurdle in the water flow in nullahs was either garbage or encroachments. He lamented that if the municipalities concerned had addressed these issues on time, the situation would have been much better. He requested Corps Headquarters representative Lieutenant Colonel Bilal Khalid to nominate some army officials to monitor the process of cleaning the nullahs in the city along with the city’s deputy commissioners. Published in The Express Tribune, June 2nd, 2016.

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