Saturday, January 22, 2022  | 18 Jamadilakhir, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

KMC strips advertisement signboards, hoardings from public places

Operation to be conducted on daily basis

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 14, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 14, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

Photo: SAMAA Digital

Listen to the story
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s anti-encroachment department has started stripping signboards, hoardings, and banners from the central and east districts. The operation, which will be conducted on a daily basis, is being led by KMC senior director Bashir Siddiqui. On Saturday, advertisements in New Karachi, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg, and North Karachi were removed. In the east, KMC teams removed advertisement boards from poles, service roads, footpaths, and bridges in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sharae Faisal, Sindhi Muslim, and Shahrah-e-Qaideen. The development comes after KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi issued a letter earlier this week. He has instructed all district municipal corporations to remove advertisement signboards, streamers, and panaflex from main roads, greenbelts, and poles. All these properties belong to the KMC, Zaidi stressed. Earlier, in September 2019, council members of the corporation passed a resolution demanding the removal of advertisement boards. In 2014, there were over 3,000 billboards in Karachi with 140 on the strip from Hotel Metropole to Gora Qabristan on Shahrah-e-Faisal that earned the cantonment at least Rs250 million a year. It is a lucrative business. But ever since the Supreme Court’s crackdown in 2015, advertisers got creative and started using walls. Billboard sites are auctioned by KMC and cantonments for yearly contracts. Advertisers erect billboards and then marketing companies rent them.
FaceBook WhatsApp

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s anti-encroachment department has started stripping signboards, hoardings, and banners from the central and east districts.

The operation, which will be conducted on a daily basis, is being led by KMC senior director Bashir Siddiqui. On Saturday, advertisements in New Karachi, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg, and North Karachi were removed.

In the east, KMC teams removed advertisement boards from poles, service roads, footpaths, and bridges in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sharae Faisal, Sindhi Muslim, and Shahrah-e-Qaideen.

The development comes after KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi issued a letter earlier this week. He has instructed all district municipal corporations to remove advertisement signboards, streamers, and panaflex from main roads, greenbelts, and poles.

All these properties belong to the KMC, Zaidi stressed.

Earlier, in September 2019, council members of the corporation passed a resolution demanding the removal of advertisement boards.

In 2014, there were over 3,000 billboards in Karachi with 140 on the strip from Hotel Metropole to Gora Qabristan on Shahrah-e-Faisal that earned the cantonment at least Rs250 million a year. It is a lucrative business.

But ever since the Supreme Court’s crackdown in 2015, advertisers got creative and started using walls. Billboard sites are auctioned by KMC and cantonments for yearly contracts. Advertisers erect billboards and then marketing companies rent them.

 
KMC
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
 
 
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, billboards, hoardings, advertisements,
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Blast in Lahore’s Anarkali, three killed
SHC wants encroachments in Hassan Square immediately removed
Who formed the terror group behind Lahore bombing
Strong and gusty winds batter Karachi
FM Qureshi says Joe Biden’s call ‘irrelevant’ now
Pakistan to pay $11.6m in compensation to Chinese families
Indoor dining banned in big cities
Rasheed plays down reports of new outfit and its claim
Why Bykea passenger has insurance cover but not the rider
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp