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SC orders immediate demolition of Nasla Tower in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the builder’s application and ordered the administration to immediately demolish the multi-story Nasla Tower on Shahrah-e-Faisal.

During the hearing regarding the Nasla Tower in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed rejected the builder’s plead to stop the demolition of the high-rise tower and ordered the administration to demolish the building.

Earlier this year, the apex court had ordered the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to demolish Nasla Tower after the cancellation of lease agreement. Nasla Tower is located at the intersection of Main Sharah-e-Faisal and Sharah-e-Quaideen.

The top judge remarked that China cutting of plots underway in Karachi and land is being occupied over the lease area in such projects. Terming the construction of the building as illegal, he ordered to demolish it with immediate effect.

During the ‘ast hearing, the CJP held the SBCA responsible for all illegal constructions in Karachi and remarked there was no vacant land in PECHS. SBCA DG had said that the land was spotted after the re-allotment of the road. The court expressed immense displeasure and ordered to raze the building after canceling the lease of the project.

In the case related to computerisation of Sindh’s land records, it was remarked that land records in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan should be computerised. The court also sought alternative plans on Orangi and Gujranwala.