Shocking and criminal: Minister Shireen Mazari orders investigation as 75 poor families’ huts are razed in Islamabad
The Minister of human rights, Shireen Mazari, condemned the incident and called it absolutely unacceptable.
The ICT administration has ordered an investigation after the huts of 75 poor families were razed in the capital’s G-11/4 area.
The Human Rights Minister, Shireen Mazari, condemned the incident and called it ‘absolutely unacceptable’.
“Absolutely unacceptable – the razing of poor huts of 75 families in G 11/4 today. I spoke to the Chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Interior Minister. An immediate inquiry has been ordered as to why this action was done apparently without approval of the CDA and Interior,” she tweeted.
The Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad, Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, said, “The concerned official of enforcement has been suspended. According to the enforcement department, it was a den of professional beggars, however, the inquiry will find out facts. We are arranging food and shelter for the people on site.”
Inquiry marked. Concerned official of enforcement suspended. They say it was a den of professional beggars however the inquiry will find out facts. We are arranging food and shelter for the people on site. https://t.co/ogNNtat0GN
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) April 16, 2020
Social activists criticized the concerned authorities for destroying the huts and making hundreds of people homeless in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is how the working people, the daily wagers are being looked after in Islamabad. Kudos to everyone who made the evictions possible in the times of Covid-19. Shameful!! pic.twitter.com/PWJeSO3bMI
— Tooba Syed ☭ ?? #RedistributionOfWealthNOW (@Tooba_Sd) April 16, 2020
A mother from G-11 katchi abadi speaks of how they begged the authorities to spare them as they didn't have food to eat but they showed no mercy.
— Ammar Rashid #StayHome #BasicIncomeNow (@AmmarRashidT) April 16, 2020
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