KPT to retrieve encroached lands: Zaidi

KARACHI, Aug 20 (APP):Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi on Tuesday said that the encroached lands of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) would be retrieved,as planning was underway to compensate affected people with the provision of alternative residences.

Addressing the 6th meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs chaired by its Chairman MNA Mir Amer Ali Khan Magsi, the minister said that illegal truck stands established at some of the KPT lands would also be moved in collaboration with the Government of Sindh.

Syed Ali Zaidi apprised the meeting that some investors had expressed interest to invest in the Special Economic Zone planned to be established by the KPT.