Restore four lakes of PECHS, all parks in Karachi: CJP

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has ordered Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab to ensure that the four famous lakes of PECHS are restored immediately.

Two of the lakes were in the vicinity of the famous Jheel Park, the court was told on Wednesday as it heard cases about encroachments in Karachi.

Amber Alibhai from Shehri, an NGO working for environment protection, told the SC that the lands of at least 54 parks had been encroached upon and some of them were reduced to garbage collection points.

The chief justice addressed Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab saying “Have you put an end to four lakes in Karachi?” Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said he used to go fishing at these lakes and play around them. 

The SC also ordered the removal of garbage from the KMC Sports Complex on Kashmir Road.

The KDA was also ordered to restore all the parks within Karachi.