Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal on Thursday took notice of the Edhi Foundation Thatta center being shut down allegedly over a property dispute.
He directed the provincial home secretary to call for a report from Sindh Inspector General A.D. Khowaja seeking an explanation as to why the center has been sealed with the help of Thatta’s local police.
A day earlier, Bilquis and Faisal Edhi — the wife and son of eminent social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi — had claimed that Edhi welfare centers in several cities and towns of Sindh have been illegally occupied by “influential local figures”.
During the press conference, Faisal had said that the Thatta welfare center, spread over an area of 1,000 square yards, had been locked by the local administration upon a court’s order in a property dispute with a private person.
The Edhis said that the land mafia and district administrations, including the police, were hands in glove in stopping the foundation from delivering humanitarian services across the province.
Faisal had claimed that the district administration had closed the center to cover up the encroachment of the center by a group having the support of the police.