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Man hit by billboard in Karachi files complaint against DMC South

An FIR was registered against District Municipal Corporation South Advertising Director Wazir Ali on August 6 for allowing billboards to be put up in Karachi despite the Supreme Court’s orders.

On Thursday, when the fourth spell of monsoon began in Karachi, two motorcyclists were injured after a billboard collapsed on them near Metropole Chowrangi.

One of the injured, a 65-year-old, sustained multiple fractures and a head injury after which his nephew filed a complaint at the Artillery Maidan police station.

The FIR has named Ali and the brand advertised on the board. It blames them for putting up billboards despite the Supreme Court’s orders to remove them from all public properties.

“The DMC should cover all the medical expenses of the injured men,” the FIR added.

Following the incident, Karachi’s commissioner issued a notification ordering the removal of all billboards and signboards from the roads to avoid “human losses and damage to property during the rain”.

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