KARACHI: The municipal administration was pressured to cease the anti-encroachment operation in Mehmoodabad on Thursday after protesters took over the Mehmoodabad fireplace station and blocked Korangi Expressway.
The demonstrators pelted stones, forcing administration officers tasked with the operation to hunt shelter on the fireplace station. The protesters additionally blocked the Korangi Expressway which disrupted the circulation of site visitors.
A lot of protesters continued to collect to hinder the operation.
Anti-encroachment officers had been directed to convene at Qayyumabad Chowrangi, whereas police personnel and protesters are nonetheless current at Mehmoodabad nullah.
A gathering on the scenario is underway within the workplace of the Deputy Commissioner, the place the choice on the subsequent plan of action might be taken by the authorities.
It is pertinent to say that the Supreme Court had earlier directed the authorities to take away encroachments from the Mehmoodabad drain.