Allah Wali Colony

What is affected
Housing private
Transportation, access to education
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 22 April 2006
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Pakistan
Location Allah Wali Colony Block 6, PECHS Jamshid Town Karachi

Affected persons

Total 155
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
Forced eviction
Land losses

- Land area (square meters)

- Total value
Housing losses
- Number of homes 40
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

City District Government Karachi CDGK
Brief narrative

On 22 April 2006 the City District Government Karachi CDGK) demolished another 40 houses in Allah Wali Colony Block 6, PECHS Jamshid Town Karachi. The community strongly protested and took out demonstration against demolition of their houses. Women and children pelted the CDGK employees with stones. Heavy contingent of police was present to control the situation by using aerial firing, tear gas and baton charge. Police and para-military forces arrested 25 community activists. According to Haji Rafiquue, a community activist no compensation or alternative land was given to the people and their houses were bulldozed in brutal way. The settlement was established in 1954. According to Mr. Khawer Din, a general councilor from the area a case was in pending in the Sindh High Court and the next hearing was to be held on 27 April. 130 students of this settlement were not able to appear in their annual examinations, which began in May as their houses were razed.

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