Nasla Tower builders, residents file review pleas
The Nasla Tower builders and residents have submitted review pleas to the Supreme Court praying to the apex court to review its judgement regarding the bulldozing of the residential building, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Reportedly, the Nasla Tower builders and residents who would be displaced after the razing of the residential complex on Monday entered review petitions separately in the Supreme Court, Karachi registry appealing to the apex court to reconsider its earlier judgement in which the court ordered the Karachi Municipal Corporation to demolish the illegal residential complex.
Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed said that Nasla Tower didn’t encroach upon any public land and the tower was built on a legally allotted land. He prayed to the court to reverse its order for the demolition of the building.
On June 16, the Supreme Court ordered to immediately raze to the ground the 11-storey residential building Nasla Tower on Karachi's Sharae Quaideen.
During the marathon hearing at the Karachi Registry of the petitions against the encroachments in the megacity, Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed issued the orders for demolition of the Nasla Tower.
Rejecting the pleas of the builder and the residents, the apex court declared the building as illegal.
The CJP said the China cutting was being carried out in such a way in Karachi that people occupy more land than what they possess.
Justice Ijazul Hassan said that the KMC report showed that some area was used illegally by the Nasla Tower. He said part of building was constructed on the service road. Not only the service road but Shahra-e-Faisal was also gobbled by the building.
Chief Justice Gulzar said that the building had encroached upon the footpath.
Reporter: Bilal Ahmad