Lyari Expressway affectees hold demo for compensation

KARACHI: Residents of Hasan Olia Village and Salahi Para of Karachi staged a protest demonstration in front of Karachi Press Club against the demolition of their houses by the government.

The protesters were holding placards and banners entitled with slogans against the authorities. They said their homes had been razed over two-year back without any notice in the pretext of constructing Lyari Expressway. “The government had promised to pay compensation, but it could still not be paid despite court orders,” they said. They said that the authorities were planning to demolish more houses in the name of service road.

They warned if the government doesn’t give us alternate houses and compensation, they will reside on government’s footpaths. An affectee, Ms Syeda Amin, said that they were passing life in miserable condition due to having no house. She demanded justice from the authorities.

The affectees demanded of the government to provide them alternative houses or compensation for their rehabilitation.

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