PAKISTAN: City government forces eviction leaving thousands homeless and without food in Karachi

PAKISTAN: City government forces eviction leaving thousands homeless and without food in Karachi

On January 2, 2006, several police officers and Karachi City Government officials renewed demolitions to make way for the Lyari Expressway Project. Until January 11, several communities lying adjacent to each other in parts of the Rehmatya Colony endured the continuous demolition of over 2,000 homes. The destruction was at times brutal as screaming men, women and children watched bulldozers rip apart their homes. Police and city officials were reportedly laughing and abusing the victims while they ran to salvage whatever could be saved from the rubble. They were also armed with tear gas, batons and used force to ensure that no objections or protests would occur. Read more about PAKISTAN: City government forces eviction leaving thousands homeless and without food in Karachi