Supreme Court rejects plea, orders to vacate Nasla tower
The Supreme Court has rejected the petition for review of the demolition of Nasla Tower and directed the Commissioner Karachi to vacate the tower within a month.
A review case related to demolition of Nasla Tower was heard in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan.
Lawyer of Nasla Tower Munir A. Malik told the court that Commissioner Karachi is lying in his report.
He further stated that you are sitting here for justice, send someone to see the service lane to witness whether there are encroachments on the service lane or not.
However, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that there is no service road, on which lawyer Munir A. Malik said that if we have occupied the service road then demolish it.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that this is what we have said, on which the lawyer denied and stated that you only ordered to demolish Nasla Tower.
Lawyer added that if it remains the same then the whole of Karachi will be demolished.
On the other hand, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said that we have heard all the parties on the issue of Nasla Tower, we had ordered an inspection to which Munir A. Malik said that we haven’t receive any notice regarding the inspection.
Munir A. Malik said that it should be re-inspected, to which the Chief Justice said why should we do it when we have all the documents.
Lawyer Nasla Tower said that this case is neither of Sindh government nor of federal government nor of Sindhi Muslim Society, we have bought land from federal government.
Similarly, several buildings have been constructed on Sharae Faisal, and 23 plots have also been allotted.
The Chief Justice asked, “Tell me, how did Nusla Tower go from 780 yards to 1121 yards?” If we buy property without review, will we get the money?
On which, Lawyer Nasla Tower said that we did not make any encroachment to which the Chief Justice replied that you have made encroachment on public land.
“Give us a chance, we’re looking for documents,” said lawyer of Nasla Tower.
The Supreme Court said that no matter how many opportunities are given, no one is staying there now, to which lawyer Altiz said that we are staying and send the commissioner to get it checked.
The Chief Justice asked the lawyer Nasla Tower Munir A. Malik whether he own a apartment in the building, to which Munir A. Malik replied, i do own an apartment and similarly you too have a apartment in the building.
Rejecting the petition for review of demolition of Nasla Tower, the Supreme Court directed the Commissioner Karachi to vacate the tower within a month and issued notices to the Sindh Government, Director Anti-Encroachment and other concerned agencies.