A foreign company expresses interest in a controlled explosion at Karachi’s Nasla Tower. On Monday, made on decision on how the Supreme Court-ordered demolition of the Nasla Tower in Karachi would be carried out, four out of five companies submitted bids for manual demolition of the 15-story structure. At the same time, a foreign firm offered to raze it via a controlled implosion blast.
According to sources, an eight-member committee for the demolition of Nasla Tower met at the deputy commissioner (DC) office for district East. It deliberated extensively on the bids and proposals submitted by four local and one foreign firms and the method and date of the tower’s demolition.
DC Asif Jan Siddiqui told Dawn that the committee deliberated on the bids and decided to convene the bidding businesses on Wednesday (tomorrow) to present their respective proposals for the demolition method and time required. “We will unquestionably use the safest technique possible to demolish the building,” he stressed.
Commissioner Iqbal Memon established the committee to award the contract, with the DC-East serving as its chairman.
Additionally, four local firms have requested for manual demolition of the 15-story structure.
Significant media regarding the safest and quickest method of dismantling the 15-story residential structure. The Commissioner’s office in Karachi made the offer.
Nasla Tower is a residential development spanning 1,121 square yards on Plot No193-A under the Sindh Muslim Cooperative Housing Society, or SMCHS, in Sharea Faisal.
According to experts, a controlled detonation was not feasible since it would also cause the Nursery overpass, surrounding buildings, water, and other utility pipelines to fall.
Furthermore, they stated that a controlled detonation was impossible due to the building’s location in a densely populated region with a high traffic volume.
According to analysts, the country’s detonation facility is used to destroy mountains, but “applause theory” was necessary to destroy Nasla Tower, and such a facility does not exist in Pakistan.
According to them, primarily the explosion blast in mountainous regions.
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Previously, the Supreme Court Registry issued a written judgment in the Nasla Tower case, ordering the deployment of contemporary controlled devices to demolish the high-rise building and ensuring that no more damage to the sides occurred during the demolition.
According to the court decision, this work should be done within one week and should follow the procedure used in other nations for building demolition.
Additionally, the highest court directed that the owner of Nasla Tower bears the expense of destruction and that if the owner did not pay, the commissioner should sell the land.
On October 26, the Supreme Court ordered that Nasla Tower’s utility connections be cut.
Earlier on June 16, the apex court denied the builder’s motion to review the court decision ordering the demolition of the Nasla Tower and ordered the structure’s demolition.
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