SC orders to demolish illegally-constructed buildings in Karachi

SC orders to demolish illegally-constructed buildings in Karachi

Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Clifton Cantonment Board to demolish all illegally-constructed buildings in Punjab Colony, Delhi Colony, PNT Colony and Gizri Road areas of the metropolis.


While hearing a case on illegal constructions and encroachments at the apex court’s Karachi registry, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, grilled cantonment officials, persistently questioning "who gave the orders for constructing such tall buildings in colonies".

"Who said Delhi Colony is a residential area? Clearly you have not gone to the place in question. You cannot satisfy us by speaking in English." remarked Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed during the proceedings.

The CJP had earlier passed several orders against unauthorised and illegal constructions, encroachments on amenity plots, parks and other public spaces, commercial activities on cantonment lands, conversion of residential and amenity plots into commercial spaces and to restore the past glory of the provincial metropolis.