Nasla Tower: Police seize documents from SBCA office

Nasla Tower case: SC orders to lodge case against SBCA DG

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Karachi: Supreme Court (SC) on Monday has ordered to lodge case against director general at Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) in connection with a case pertaining to demolishing illegally constructed Nasla Tower in Karachi.

During the hearing, the apex court has issued contempt of court notice to the SBCA DG and directed the concerned authorities to immediately take the building into judicial custody. The court has also directed to flatten the tower within 15 days and sought implementation report in a week.

Meanwhile, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) told the SC that no one is paying compensation to the builders and affectees.

Previously, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed had expressed resentment over razing the building from ground level and asked, “Who will be responsible if any untoward incident occurs?”

In response to the Supreme Court judge’s opinion, Commissioner Karachi stated that this is the correct way to razor large buildings to the ground.

Earlier, Commissioner Karachi filed a report in South Carolina and stated that illegal buildings in the metropolis are being demolished.

During the proceedings at the Karachi Registry, the commissioner said: “The relevant authorities are taking action in accordance with the court’s order to razor Nasla Tower and Tejori Heights to the ground. It will take 50 days to demolish the Nasla Tower, and the builder of Tejori Heights is working on the building. Things were razed to the ground.”

On October 25, 2021, SC had ordered to demolish Nasla Tower in Karachi.

The apex court had directed to use latest technology in the process and take all the expenses from the owner of Nasla Tower. Seize the properties of the owner if he refuses to pay the expenses, the court remarked.

SC also turned down the review petitions filed by owners and allottees in Nasla Tower case and directed the commissioner to act on the June 16 order and told that written decision in this regard will soon be issued.

The court had remarked that the building should be demolished, as proved by the record that Nasla Tower was built on the occupied land.

CJP stated that it has reviewed all relevant agencies’ documents and instructed the commissioner to keep the Nasra Building immediately and not to give any concessions to illegal buildings.

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