Monday Jun 21, 2021
Multiple protestors were detained by police after affectees of the Gujjar Nullah encroachment demolition and activists demonstrated outside the Bilawal House in Karachi on Monday.
Protestors, including women and children, held placards in their hands as they chanted slogans and spoke out against the Gujjar Nullah evictions near Bilawal House.
Police had already barricaded the roads leading to the Bilawal House. However, when the protestors tried removing those barricades, police stopped them from doing so and arrested multiple people.
The police later released the protestors and the demonstration was called off after the episode.
Last year, an operation to remove encroachments along the Gujjar Nullah was launched, a week after heavy rains devastated the city and flooded residential areas.
Authorities had removed commercial encroachments, such as cattle markets and parking spots alongside the Gujjar nullah to ensure the drain does not get clogged in the future.