SC orders authorities to book DG SBCA NASLA TOWER CASE


By Staff Reporter

KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) ordered relevant authorities to lodge case against Director General of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) in connection with a case pertaining to demolishing illegally constructed Nasla Tower.

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

Meanwhile, Attorney General of Pakistan told SC that no one was paying compensation to builders and affectees. Previously, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed had expressed resentment over razing building from ground level and asked, “Who will be responsible if any untoward incident occurs?”

Responding to apex judge, Commissioner Karachi informed that it’s right way to flatten big buildings. Earlier, Commissioner had presented a report in SC and told that work to demolish illegally constructed buildings in metropolis was underway.

During proceedings Commissioner said, “Concerned authorities are acting on court’s order and razing Nasla Tower and Tejori Heights. 50 days are required to demolish Nasla Tower whereas builder of Tejori Heights is himself flattening building.”

Meanwhile, SC bench also heard a petition against illegal excavation of precious stones from Karoonjhar Hills of Nagarparkar. A massive excavation of Karoonjhar Hills has been underway to extract precious stones from Hills, petitioner pleaded in court.

“Who is excavating Karoonjhar Hills,” chief justice asked petitioner. “Mines and Minerals Department is cutting Hills,” petitioner said.

“Whole Pakistan visits Karoonjhar Hills. They are wiping out this place, cutting precious stones,” top judge exclaimed. Court adjourned further hearing of case for today.