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  • 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...

    They said under section 19, sub-section 3 of the Sindh Katchi Abadis Act, no area owned by the federal government could be declared as a katchi...

  • 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 Pakistan Peoples Party was reportedly not satisfied with his performance and the party leadership at a recent PPP high-command meeting had expressed dismay over the performance of half-a-dozen ministers and Mr Nagori’s name was on the top of the list, said sources...

  • ‘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...

  • Bilawal launches fresh katchi abadis regularisation scheme for Sindh

    LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday distributed lease documents of 150 plots among their occupants to launch the first phase of a fresh scheme under the Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority (SKAA)...

    Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Bhutto-Zardari expressed his pleasure over continuation of the katchi abadis regularisation process as per PPP’s manifesto and policy of roti, kapra aur makan envisioned by the...

  • 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

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan, on Friday criticised the government for rendering hundreds of people homeless by razing their mud houses in I-11 without relocating them...

    “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...

  • 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...

  • ‘Pakistan Cup’ one-day tournament set to kick off in Faisalabad

    Pakistan Cup, a five-team one-day tournament based on the draft system, is set to kick off on April 19 in Faisalabad and will include teams from the country’s four provinces and a Federal Capital side, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday...

    The draft process was also adopted during the teams’ selection for the Pakistan Super League which was held earlier this year...

  • Funeral of fallen Pakistan Army soldier offered in Faisalabad

    FAISALABAD: The funeral prayers of the fallen Pakistan Army soldier, who was killed by Indian firing earlier today, were offered in his village in district Faisalabad on Thursday evening...

    Earlier today, at least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

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