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Karachi mayor orders removal of encroachments from Mauripur truck stand

KARACHI: City Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab has urged the representative organisations of the Mauripur truck stand to ensure payment of land rent and municipal utility charges and taxes (MUCT).

Presiding over a meeting regarding the truck stand held in his office on Monday, he held out assurance that all kinds of encroachments would be removed from the truck stand.

He asked the relevant departments to immediately issue notices for the recovery of dues against land rent and MUCT.

The mayor directed that the land department should depute its staff in the office of the representative organisations of the truck stand to collect all dues and identify illegal encroachments so that the anti-encroachment department could remove them with the help of local representative bodies.

It was told in the meeting that the Sindh High Court had issued a stay order on 17 plots of the Mauripur truck stand, and so far the land department had issued 200 recovery notices for the rent of the land of the stand.

Karachi Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab directed that immediate recovery notices should be issued to all the 689 persons, who were defaulters, and the recovery be made possible with the relevant association’s support.

On this occasion, the representative organisations of the Mauripur truck stand said that they would pay the land rent and MUCT. They also assured their support to the mayor.

The mayor appointed Finance Director Wasi Usmani as liaison officer regarding MUCT so that the dues could be collected.

Other issues were also discussed during the meeting, and the future plan for the improvement of the truck stand was decided.

Present on the occasion were mayor’s representative for political affairs Karamullah Waqasi, United Goods Transport chairman Ghulam Yasin Khan, Karachi Goods Carrier Association general secretary Ghulam Muhammad Afridi, Sindh Goods Truck Owners general secretary Azam Khan, Aman Dost Trades Association president Sultan Khan Niazi, and officers of the relevant departments of the KMC.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2023

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