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Huts near Karachi University

What is affected
Communal
Access to education, healthcare, and all basic amenities
Type of violation Forced eviction
Demolition/destruction
Dispossession/confiscation
Date 14 February 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Pakistan
Location Gulshan-e-Iqbal town, Karachi

Affected persons

Total 5000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution

Key recommendations to the government : Appoint a clear IDP focal point with overall responsibility for protecting IDPs’ rights.

Details 3-Forced_evictions_COHRE_Dec2006.pdf
Development
Forced eviction
Costs
Demolition/destruction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 1000
- Total value

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

State
District Officer (DO) Enforcement, City District Government Karachi (CDGK), Abdul Malik, and other staff also took part in the demolition operation, while 10 police mobile vans led by the Station Head Officers of Aziz Bhatti, Mubina Town, Bahadurabad and
Brief narrative

Over 1000 huts opposite side of Karachi University’s main gate were demolished on 14 February 2006 by the city government. According to city government officials these were illegal encroachments and occupying land over a water supply pipeline of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB). No prior notice or any compensation was paid to these poor families. According to a URC survey, the settlement was over 15 years old. A well knit community had developed and after losing their houses the families were scattered to other parts of the city. The settlement stretched over an area of 30 acres, near the University Road, in Gulshan-e-Iqbal town. Three bulldozers turned the entire settlement into rubbles in five hours time. Most families were working as domestic servants in the surrounding apartment buildings.

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