KARACHI – Following the directives of Sindh Local Government Minister Sharjeel Memon, the anti-encroachment department of the KMC on Friday took action against four marriage lawns/halls in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and North Nazimabad.

It demolished and sealed these lawns which include Junagarh Marriage Hall, Faran Club International and Civic Marriage Lawn in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Florence Marriage Lawn in North Nazimabad.

According to details, the defunct KDA allotted the 1937 sq feet land at Rs12 per sq feet to Dr Nusrat Aziz in 1970 for construction of a hospital in five years time, however Dr Aziz failed to do so on which the governing body of KDA on Feb 7, 1982 cancelled the ownership rights of this plot.

During this Dr Nusrat Aziz appointed Brigadier Jamil as special attorney, who on Dec 2, 1997 allowed the builders to do construction work with the endorsement of Pakistani embassy in Washington DC.
When defunct KDA begun action on this the attorney filed a case against it in the high court and the court issued show-cause notice on the construction of Civic Marriage Lawn on the amenity plot.