Karachi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the officials concerned to proceed with the demolition of illegal buildings in P&T Colony, Punjab Colony, Gizri Road, and Delhi Colony, a news source reported.
Chief Justice (CJ) of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed gave these directions while heading a three-judge bench comprising of Justice Sajjid Ali Shah and Justice Faisal Arab at the apex court’s Karachi registry.
Sindh Advocate General Salman Talibuddin, Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Mehsood Khan, Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah and Clifton Cantonment Board officials were also present during the session.
During the proceedings, the court questioned cantonment officials about who gave orders for the construction of such tall buildings. Justice Ahmed told the attorney general to demolish all the illegal buildings highlighted during the case.
Previously, CJP Ahmed had ordered against the construction of illegal and unauthorised buildings, encroachments on public spaces (such as parks and amenity plots), commercial activities on cantonment lands, and residential plots.
The hearing was adjourned till February 21.