The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Karachi authorities to demolish the Nasla Tower in a controlled implosion within a week.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case involving the unauthorized construction of a residential complex on a service road on Sharae Faisal.
During today’s session, the CJP ordered the Nasla Tower owner to compensate the residents and the Karachi commissioner for guaranteeing that payments were made to the affected parties.
The court also directed the relevant agencies to provide a compliance report within a week.
The Supreme Court ordered the tower’s removal in June due to its illegal construction on a service road and ordered the builders to repay registered buyers of residential and commercial units within three months.
The bench ruled that the tower should be dismantled via a controlled implosion and that no structures or people should be harmed as a result.
Nasla Tower occupants were served with a warning earlier this month to remove the property by October 27 or risk legal action.
A District East official issued the notification on October 12 following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a review petition asking the court to reverse its order to destroy Nasla Tower.
According to the decision, the commissioner must make a report on the Supreme Court’s directions and guarantee that the premises are abandoned.
The notification stated, “Take notice that you are forced to quit the building, i.e., Nasla Tower, within (15) days.”
“In case of failure, necessary proceedings under Section 3 of Sindh Public Property (Removal of Encroachment) Act, 2010 may be initiated against you, or other coercive action may be taken.”