Pasban holds demo against injustices

June 6, 2015 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Pasban-e-Pakistan has demanded action against the organized mafia that is grabbing parks, playgrounds and amenity plots of the city, adding that the corrupt rulers and opposition are equally responsible for the plights of Karachiites.

A large number of the residents belonging to Nazimabad No 3 along with Pasban-e-Pakistan activists staged a protest demonstration on the main road of Nazimabad against illegal occupation of the Eidgah Ground by the hydrant mafia. They demanded vacating the ground from water thieves, hydrant mafia and land grabbers.

Pasban local bodies’ committee member Javad Iqbal Sheerazi, Umaid Ali Qazi, Abdul Rehman, Basheer Khan, Jumma Bhai, and Anwar Bhai were also present.

Addressing the demonstrators, Pasban vice president Abdul Hakim said the playground should be allowed to remain playgrounds and not the den of water thieves and hydrant mafia. He said the provincial government and opposition are equally responsible for the problems facing Karachiites. He said the government was fully backing the corrupt officers of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

He said the KWSB first stopped the supply of water through pipelines to create an artificial water crisis. When the citizens took to the streets, the government started its game of benefiting the water tanker mafia, while the opposition fleeced people by holding so-called protests. He said in fact both the government and opposition are hand in glove to torment the people of Karachi.

Pasban leader said a powerful hydrant mafia had illegally occupied the Eidgah Ground of Nazimabad Number 3 and was busy stealing underground water. He said the citizens have been complaining for last one month and they have given several applications to the city administration and the related departments but in vain.