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Authorities begin manual demolition of Nasla Tower on SC orders

Initially, the team is demolishing doors, windows, walls of the building. (Source: File)

KARACHI: A team of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and the local administration on Monday started demolishing Nasla Tower on the directives of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan. 

According to details, teams from the anti-encroachment force and building control authority along with the local administration of district East were overseeing the demolition process at the site.

The development comes just two days before the SBCA is due to submit a report in the Supreme Court regarding the demolition of Nasla Tower. The Supreme Court of Pakistan last month ordered the building’s demolition of the Nasla Tower, a multi-storey residential building along with the Shahrae Faisal.

East Deputy Commissioner Asif Jan said that they have started demolishing the building in conventional way. The official informed that initially, the team was demolishing doors, windows, walls of the building. “No decision has been taken for demolition of the building structure”, DC Jan added.

A technical committee, formed to evaluate expressions of interest or EoI submitted by local companies for demolishing Nasla Tower, could not finalise a company to do the job. The committee said that it had contacted the companies that had shown interest in demolition work.

A company which was ready to demolish the building through controlled implosion said it would take them at least two months to import chemicals and get the technical support to get the work done.

Another shortlisted company, which was ready to do it manually, quoted a very high cost, the committee said adding that due to this a decision could not be taken.

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