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    Police given six months to demolish illegal PSs

    KARACHI: Police given six months to demolish illegal PSs

    By Our Staff Reporter

    KARACHI, July 11: All the police stations and posts established by encroaching upon the private or civic agencies' land, will be vacated within six months.

    This was decided in a meeting presided over by Provincial Ombudsman Sindh Justice Haziq-ul-Khairi (retd) and attended by Commissioner Karachi Shafiqur Rehman Paracha, DIG Police Karachi Babar Khattak, and representatives of KMC and KDA, at the office of the ombudsman on Tuesday.

    It was decided that all the police stations and police posts not duly allotted would be vacated by the police authorities and the progress report would be submitted at the meetings to be held every two months.

    All the district superintendents of police will submit reports about the police stations and posts constructed on encroached lands to the DIG Police who in turn will submit his report to the Commissioner of Karachi for onward submission to provincial ombudsman.

    The DIG Police has submitted detailed report of all police stations and police posts and KMC/KDA have also submitted a detailed report of places which have been encroached upon by the police for police stations and posts.

    The meeting further decided that the Commissioner of Karachi will direct all the deputy commissioners to acquire the land under the process of the Land Acquisition Act from KMC/KDA and such progress report be submitted to the ombudsman.

    The police sources said out of total 103 police stations in Karachi, as many as 34 have been established by encroaching the private or civic agencies' land of them 13 in district central, 11 in south an west, six in East and four in Malir.

    Among them, some of the police stations were housed at rented buildings of KMC, KDA or private lands but the police department had become defaulter as it failed to clear outstanding dues.

    The sources said the department did not have sufficient funds to purchase land for establishing police stations which had forced the department to hire the government and private buildings to set up police stations.

    Although these were rented building, the department was unable to clear the rent of some of these buildings owing to lack of funds.