SHC summons MKC official on petition against neglecting Jahangir ParkOctober 19, 2014
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed KMC’s official concerned to appear in court and file comments on a petition calling for rehabilitation of Jahangir Park, located in Saddar.
The petitioner submitted that Jahangir Park located in Saddar Karachi is one of oldest and historical parks of metropolis which has been being neglected by the relevant authorities for last more than 16 years, and consequently this park has been turned into ruins and centre of anti-social elements.
He submitted that that due to delinquency of the authorities the said park was being now giving an abominable look, as the grass and trees have been removed from the park while the drivers have started parking their coaches in the park.
He stated that drug peddlers were frequently roaming in the park and illegal construction by the town offices, shops and mosques were on increase.
Petitioner submitted that iron fence around the park has also been broken from many places, while cleanliness condition of the park is also worst as one can see garbage and waste littered everywhere in the park.
The court was pleaded to direct authorities concerned to immediately rehabilitate and beautify Jahangir Park and remove the encroachments in order to save the park for public recreation.
Headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a division bench of SHC directed the KMC’s official concerned to appear in court and submit replies on the petition.
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