COURT EXTENDS BAIL OF NASLA TOWER OWNER, OTHERS

Work to demolish Nasla Tower, Tejori Heights underway, Karachi commissioner tells SC

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Karachi: The Commissioner of Karachi submitted a report to the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday and informed that the demolition of illegal buildings in the metropolis is underway.

During the hearing at the Karachi Registry, the commissioner stated that the relevant authorities are acting in accordance with the court’s order to razing the Nasrata and Tejori highlands to the ground. He said it took 50 days to demolish the Nasla Tower, and the builders of Tejori Heights razed the building to the ground.

The source said that the Supreme Court may review the one-page report submitted by the commissioner.

On October 25, 2021, SC has ordered the demolition of the Nasra Building in Karachi.

During the hearing at Karachi registry, the apex court 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.

The apex court had 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.

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

The Supreme Court stated that it had reviewed all relevant agency documents and instructed the commissioner to immediately take over the Nasra Building and not to make concessions to illegal construction.

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