KARACHI: After Aladin Amusement Part and Pavilion End Club, the Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Wednesday directed the anti-encroachment department to raze the Nalsa Tower in Karachi immediately.
Hearing the plea against encroachments in the megalopolis, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan of the apex court said that a report was prepared by the Karachi commissioner regarding unlawful constructions. He asked the counsel of Nasla Tower’s builder that who was the main culprit for construction of the tower spread over 341 sq yards.
The lawyer Salahuddin said that the land was leased by the Sindhi Muslim Society. The building is located at the intersection of on Sharae Quaideen and Sharae Faisal.
Ijaz ul Ahsan said that how could the society issued the lease while it was not even named at that time. He said the builder did not have any additional lease also.
Salahuddin said that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation had issued the papers to the society and it gave it to the builder.
After seeing the papers, the judge said that those who issued the papers were not entitled to do so. He rejected the pleas of residents and builder of the building. He remarked that ‘China-cutting’ had ruined Karachi.
The residents had sought some time from the apex court, which was rejected.
Now the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and the Karachi commissioner will supervise the demolition activity of the building.
This news was published on June 16, 2021