Supreme Court orders Sindh govt to pay compensation to affectees of encroachment operation

Where is the policy for Gujjar Nullah affectees, asks SHC

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Sindh government to pay compensation cheques to affectees of Karachi’s Gujjar, Mehmoodabad and Orangi Nullahs and submit a report in the court in 15 days,

The Supreme Court on Wednesday had summoned outgoing Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Karachi mayor and others in the Gujjar and other nullahs contempt of court case.

A non-governmental organisation and over 6,000 affected people of Gujjar and Orangi Town Nullahs had moved the court against the failure of the Sindh government to comply with a Supreme Court order to suitably compensate and rehabilitate people whose houses were razed during an operation to remove encroachments from along these drains.