Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained the District Central deputy commissioner (DC), Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and other authorities from utilising any portion of the public park in the North Nazimabad area as a construction site, according to news published on December 23.
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A petition was filed by residents of Block H and L against the installation of batching plant and the placing of heavy machinery in the park by FWO. They stated that the amenity plot can only be used for the amenity for which it was reserved and no other purpose. It was highlighted that the FWO cannot use the land of the park as a construction site without proper proceedings.
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The SHC was requested to remove the batching plant and heavy machinery installed at the public park as it violated the Karachi Town Planning and Building Regulations 2002 and the fundamental rights of the petitioners. However, the FWO mentioned that the Central DC handed over the park for setting up the camp office for the construction of the Gujjar Nullah. The SHC observed that DC had no authority to hand over the possession of the park for any other purpose. Hence, DC, FWO or any other authority is barred from using any portion of the park.