Encroachments on 250 acres at Malir River, 389 acres in Jacobabad, 573 acres in Shikarpur, 38 acres in Larkana and 149 acres in Jamshoro have also been removed
Sindh Chief Secretary preside over meeting to review anti-encroachment drive, wheat procurement, price control, anti-polio campaign and other key issues
Karachi: A meeting, presided over by Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah on Monday, was informed that encroachments from 3082 acres of irrigation lands have been removed in Karachi besides 250 acres of land at Malir River.
The Deputy Commissioners of respective districts informed that encroachments on 389 acres in Jacobabad, 573 acres in Shikarpur, 38 acres in Larkana and 149 acres in Jamshoro have also been removed.
All the commissioners and deputy commissioners informed the meeting regarding ongoing drive of removal of encroachments from irrigation lands and price control.
Regarding the price control, it was informed that a fine of Rs.32,81,700 has been imposed on 636 shops and shopping centers in different areas of Karachi. A fine of Rs.52,500 was imposed on 493 shops in Larkana, Rs.51,100 on 258 shops in Tando Allahyar and Rs.127,200 on 407 shops in Sukkur.
Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said that prices should be controlled and crackdown should be carried out against profiteers before and during the Ramadan.
Mumtaz Ali Shah directed all the Deputy Commissioners to submit a report on price control and action against profiteers every week. He directed all the commissioners and deputy commissioners to monitor the polio campaign. He urged that the target of procurement of wheat should be completed in any case.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Services Saeed Ahmed Mangnajo, Food Secretary Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Secretary Irrigation and all the Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of districts. (PR)