Detailed verdict of Nasla Tower case issued by Supreme Court
After the orders were given to concerned departments on October 25 by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to demolish Nasla Tower with seven days, the apex court has issued the detailed judgement on Thursday (today).
To demolish the 15-storey building, modern technology should be used under controlled circumstances. Supreme Court directed to adopt the same procedures as being used all over the world including India. Furthermore, the top courts have made safety mandatory and made sure that no damage or mishap occurs.
The cost of razing the high scraper will be tolerated by the Nasla Towers’s owner. Supreme Court also gave the directives to the commissioner of Karachi that if the owner does not comply with and pay the cost, then sell the plot to reconcile the amount. The remains of the wreckage should be immediately cleared once the demolition is completed. Chief Justice also ordered the Commissioner of Karachi to keep Supreme Court posted with the updates of the process. Furthermore, as per the detailed judgement, the task of demolition of Nasla Tower should be completed by November 3.
During the previous hearings, the apex court gave the orders that the construction of Nasla Tower on Shahrah-e-Faisal’s service road was illegal and it should be demolished. The residents and commercial shop owners should be compensated by the builders of the tower.
Yesterday, it was reported that residents have started to evacuate the building as their utility connections of gas and water were cut down by the concerned departments.