Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday sought an implementation report regarding the commercialisation of residential land – a news source reported.
A two-member bench of Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Kausar Sultana heard the case. The bench expressed dismay over non-implementation of its orders.
The building department’s counsel informed that SBCA was not authorised to remove encroachments. In response, Justice Khan remarked that the issue pertained to illegal constructions.
The counsel maintained that SBCA was unable to conduct operations on public land. The bench ordered the officials to remove illegal constructions with police assistance.
The high court had earlier ordered SBCA to present its Karachi Master Plan on January 18. The court heard a petition which recommended action against marriage halls built on amenity plots.
It said the Supreme Court wanted the marriage halls, in question, demolished. Justice Shafi Muhammad Siddiqui observed that the high court cannot overrule the apex court’s decision.