SHC for demolishing another illegal construction in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday directed to
demolish another illegal building in Karachi’s Azam Basti and asked to get assistance from Rangers for maintaining law and order.

The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered to demolish an illegal building constructed at plot number H-299 in street 4 of Azam Basti. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has been directed to get assistance from Rangers for maintaining the law and order during the demolition process.

The court also directed the concerned Deputy Commissioner, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) to assist the SBCA. Moreover, the high court directed to disconnect utility services to the occupants of the illegal building including gas, electricity and water supply.

The plaintiff named Pervaiz Mehmood Hashmi had filed a petition against the illegal building in 2013.

The SHC judge remarked that there is no other way than demolishing such buildings. He remarked that no approval was taken from the concerned authority nor any construction was permitted there.

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