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  • Katchi abadi dwellers block road in protest

    BAHAWALPUR: Scores of dwellers of a katchi abadi on Friday blocked the busy airport and Yazman roads for hours to protest the inclusion of their area in a proposed residential colony being established by a federal institution...

    The residents burnt used tyres and raised slogans against the government for their possible eviction from the katchi abadi...

  • Imran criticises operation in katchi abadi

    “Only the poor suffer the wrath of state power and this was reflected once again in the action taken against the residents of the I-11 katchi abadi,” he said and added that it was the duty of the government to first provide alternative housing to the poor families and move them there safely along with their belongings...

    According a press release issued by the PTI Central Secretariat, Imran Khan expressed shock at the brutal and...

  • Senate to discuss katchi abadi issue, CDA performance

    ISLAMABAD: A resolution condemning the Islamabad administration’s operation in I-11, but allowing the removal of katchi abadis under a new strategy is on the agenda of the Senate on Monday...

    The resolution moved by Sardar Mohammad Azam Khan Musakhel and Usman Kakar of the Pakhtunkhwa Mili Awami Party (PkMAP) has termed the forceful removal of the katchi abadi in I-11 an “inappropriate” act...

  • Iraq’s Abadi — ‘hero’ who tackled mission impossible

    BAGHDAD: When Haider al-Abadi was tasked with forming a new Iraqi government in August 2014, just weeks after a lightning offensive by the militant Islamic State group, many believed he would fail...

    “The standard view of Abadi was that he was indecisive, weak and bit too conciliatory for Iraqi politics,” says Fanar Haddad, a research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore...

  • Iraq's ruling alliance, militias urge PM Abadi to request Russian strikes on IS

    BAGHDAD: Iraq's ruling alliance and powerful militias have urged Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to request Russian air strikes on the self-styled Islamic State (IS) militants, who control large parts of the country, members of the coalition and militias told Reuters...

    Abadi, his government and the Iranian-backed militias have all expressed frustration with the pace and depth of the US campaign against IS and signalled their intention...

  • Iraqi PM Abadi stakes leadership, IS campaign on Falluja battle

    BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi expects two victories from the battle underway in Falluja, a militant Islamic State group’s stronghold near Baghdad...

    Retaking Falluja before parliament returns from Ramazan in mid-July would enable Abadi to consolidate his leadership, allies and political analysts said...

  • Centre’s nod sought to regularise over 100 katchi abadis

    KARACHI: Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority (SKAA) has started pursuing several federal government agencies to get their opinion regarding the regularisation of more than 100 settlements in the province, which, as being a federal subject, could not be unilaterally taken up, it emerged on Sunday...

    Officials in the provincial government said there were 139 settlements which existed on land of different federal government departments, which...

  • Katchi Abadis minister resigns

    KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Katchi Abadis Javed Nagori has resigned from the cabinet citing health grounds, it emerged on Friday...

    The provincial minister had expressed his reservations over some recent changes to PPP Karachi division office-bearers after he and his colleagues in Lyari were totally ignored, the sources said...

  • ‘Katchi abadis a response to state failure’

    ISLAMABAD: The Katchi Abadi residents and local Awami Workers Party (AWP) leaders on Thursday met retired bureaucrat Tasneem Siddiqui, who has been nominated by the Supreme Court to devise policies aimed at addressing low-income housing and the katchi abadi phenomenon...

    Speaking on the occasion, Siddiqui said a report he had prepared for the SC stated that successive regimes had failed to meet the demand for low-income housing in...

  • 100 katchi abadis in Sindh to be upgraded as towns

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to upgrade 100 katchi abadis to the level of township by providing them basic amenities, including road infrastructure, all over Sindh to improve quality of life of its residents...

    He directed the Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority (SKAA) to prepare a plan of the abadis with notified boundaries and free of all kind of litigation...

  • PR land allotments to katchi abadis were political gimmicks: Saad

    LAHORE: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique says all the allotments of the railways land to the residents of katchi abadis by the provincial governments in the past have merely been a fraud...

    “The Pakistan Railways (PR) is a federal government entity and no provincial government has the authority to give away any of its assets,” Mr Rafique told the media at the railways headquarters on Friday...

  • High-rise buildings to replace katchi abadis in capital

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started work on the transformation of katchi abadis in the capital city...

    Sources in the civic agency said Prime Minister Imran Khan at a meeting held on Feb 12 directed CDA Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed to prepare a plan for “the regeneration and transformation of katchi abadis and construction of high-rise buildings there...

  • Centre, Sindh told to consult experts on relocating katchi abadis residents

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court has directed the federal and provincial governments to consult town planning professionals as well as city authorities before carrying out an exercise to relocate people from illegally set up katchi abadis to appropriately constructed buildings with all basic amenities in the city...

    A three-judge SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad...

  • Sindh Food Authority to be functional in one month only for Karachi

    KARACHI: One year after the passage of a law for provision of safe and hygienic food to the people, the provincial government finally activated the Sindh Food Authority on Monday, saying it would start function in one month from Karachi...

    The Sindh Assembly had on March 8, 2017 passed into law the Sindh Food Authority Act, 2017...

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