KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed the master plan of the 1980s regarding the Lines Area Development Project to be presented at the next hearing.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi and Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan heard about the Lines Area Development Project. The counsel for the petitioner contended that the master plan for the Lines area was formulated in 1980. It has been handed over to KDA, which is illegal, it should be withdrawn from the KDA and handed over to the Sindh Government, ordering immediate implementation of the project, eliminate katchi abadi and encroachments from the Lines Area and replan it.
Lines is the central part of the city, which has been destroyed by the encroachments; in remarks courts said that the entire area and map has been destroyed.
Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi remarks that have you seen the condition of the Lines area? lines area has been made forest of Robin Hood, these were not Katchi Abadis, but were governmental colonies, Jutt Line, Jacob Line, Lines Area were beautiful areas of Baloch Regiment. it doesn’t plan as it has been done, the land was occupied by making shanties and encroachments, the court adjourned the hearing, ordering the master plan of 1980 must be presented at next hearing.