Sindh CM Murad says reluctantly razed Nasla Tower on SC order

By: News Desk      Published: 12:18 PM, 8 Dec, 2021
Sindh CM Murad says reluctantly razed Nasla Tower on SC order
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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that instead of ordering to demolish the Nasla Tower, the Supreme Court should have found some intermediary way, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Talking to media outside an accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday where Mr Shah came to attend the hearing of Nooriabad Power Plant reference against him, the Sindh CM said that his government did not want to raze the residential Tower but it was bound to abide by the Supreme Court order. 

He was of the view that the apex court should have found some middle way instead of ordering to bulldoze the entire residential complex. He said if somebody sanctioned to construct the building on the encroached piece of land, then the wrongdoer should have been punished. He said that residences of big wigs in Islamabad had also been regularized. 

He said that his government would set up a commission under the head of a retired judge to regularize buildings in the province. 

Earlier, the accountability court adjourned the case without hearing it when it learnt that the record of the case was in the Islamabad High Court.

However, the National Accountability Bureau submitted its response on the acquittal application of accused Niaz Ali Sheikh. 

Accountability court judge Muhammad Asghar Ali heard the reference. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and other accused appeared before the court. But the court adjourned the hearing after learning that the case record was in the IHC. 

The NAB requested the court to declare accused Muhammad Ali as proclaimed offender.

The judge asked NAB to submit details of accused Ali’s assts to the court. 

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till Jan 11. 

Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani