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Nasla Tower builders and city officials were charged with crimes

Nasla Tower builders and city officials were charged with crimes

Nasla Tower builders and city officials were charged with crimes. In Karachi, the police filed a case against the builder of the Nasla Tower and officials from a number of government agencies and departments on Monday. This is because the Supreme Court ordered them to.

The Supreme Court ordered the police and the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) to take departmental action and file separate cases against the owners of the building, the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society, and other government departments for giving the go-ahead for a building that was against the law.

The bench said that the SBCA officials had broken the law, and each and every one of them could face departmental probes and be charged with crimes under the Pakistan Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The bench ordered that two separate first information reports (FIRs) be filed against the SBCA officials and other government officials at the ACE and the police station where they work. It also told the ACE and the DIG-East to file compliance reports in one week.

FIRs were filed at Ferozeabad police station on Monday under sections 34 (common intention), 161 (public servant taking gratification other than legal pay for an official act), 167 (public servant framing an incorrect document with the intent to cause injury) and 218 (public servant framing an incorrect record or writing with the intent to save a person from punishment or their property from being forfeited).

A copy of the FIR, which is available on Dawn.com, says that the city commissioner was told to write a report for the court after a number of different departments looked into the tower.

FIR: “When the Karachi commissioner looked into the plots from all departments, it was found that the plot for the Nasla Tower is 780 square yards in the SMCHS papers,” the FIR said.

According to the report, the owner/builder, Abdul Qadir, had built a tower on 1,121 square yards of land, illegally building on 341 square yards of a service road. He sold flats and shops to people. The report said the society had given him 780 square yards.

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It said that the Supreme Court had told the DIG East to file a case against everyone who was involved in the construction, allotment, and mapping of the Nasla Tower. That’s what the FIR said. Records show that the building was built with “mala fide intent and collusion of other departments.”

As a result of the court order, the FIR said that a case would be filed against Abdul Qadir, his accomplice builders, the SBCA chairman and secretary, the SMCHS officials, the MPD director and deputy director, their officials, as well as those of other departments that were involved in the scheme. This is how it works:

Demolition orders have been given for the Nasla Tower in the middle of the city
Nasla Towers was built on land that should have been used for a service road on June 16. A three-judge SC bench, led by the CJP, ordered that the 15-story building be demolished.

The court detailed its order on June 19, and it also told the builders of the Nasla Tower to refund the money to the registered buyers of both residential and commercial units in three months.

In the future, the builder of the Nasla Tower filed a review petition against the June 16 order, which was denied by the supreme court a few weeks ago.

On Oct. 25, the Supreme Court told the city commissioner to demolish the Nasla Tower through “controlled blasting” in a week and write a report. Companies were then told to send in their demolition costs until two were chosen.

Then, in October, the residents of Nasla Tower were given notices by the district administration. They were told to leave the 15-story building by Oct 27 or face coercive action from the authorities. Most families had moved out of their apartments by October 28.

Then asked for a final decision on how to demolish Nasla Tower. One company wanted to pay Rs220 million for a controlled high-rise implosion, but another company wanted to do the job for free.

The demolition of the tower finally started on Nov. 24, when the supreme court scolded the Karachi commissioner for not tearing down the tower. After that, the work to tear down the building began in earnest.

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'Despite the difficulties, Nasla Tower is being demolished,' SC stated

‘Despite the difficulties, Nasla Tower is being demolished,’ SC stated

‘Despite the difficulties, Nasla Tower is being demolished,’ SC stated. According to reports, the city administration informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that despite certain ‘unavoidable challenges’ on a daily basis, most notably public protests and threats against the contractor, demolition work on the illegally constructed Nasla Tower was proceeding without interruption due to the destruction of side walls on all floors.

According to informed sources, Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon presented a thorough report to the apex court on Friday detailing the status and obstacles of the demolition process, which was continuing in ‘full swing’ round-the-clock despite the ‘worst case scenario’.

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The report stated that the sidewalls of all floors had been demolished and de-rooting of all floors had been completed from the center, providing some place for laborers to stroll.

Additionally, read: The Supreme Court ordered the immediate destruction of Karachi’s Nasla Tower.

It stated that both lifts had been decommissioned and that the final step, namely the installation of structural columns, had been initiated top-down.

The apex court was informed that more than 400 laborers, seven excavators, 25 demolition hammer machines, and a heavy machinery excavator equipped with a jackhammer were employed in the demolition of Nasla Tower, which was constructed over 1,121 square yards on Plot No193-A in the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society at Sharea Faisal.

On Nov 28, the Supreme Court ordered the commissioner to quadruple the number of laborers from 200 to 400 within a week to dismantle the tower.

The commissioner mentioned in his report that certain precautions were also taken to ensure the public’s and property’s safety.

The safety measures included the installation of safety netting around the building’s four sides, the erection of barriers, the establishment of a traffic police picket to direct traffic to the alternate route, and the deployment of police and Rangers.

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Firms interested in demolishing Nasla Tower submit a cost estimate

Firms interested in demolishing Nasla Tower submit a cost estimate

Firms interested in demolishing the Nasla Tower are required to submit a cost estimate. On Wednesday, the six companies that had submitted proposals for the demolition of Nasla Tower to an eight-member committee were requested to submit their respective demolition costs.

Asif Jan Siddiqui, the committee’s chairman, that the final report on the building’s demolition would be submitted to the commissioner on Friday (tomorrow), since interested firms were required to submit the final cost of demolition on Thursday (today).

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He stated that two local firms that formed joint ventures offered to raze the building with controlled implosion blast, and that numerous other local firms expressed interest in mechanical destruction.

According to the DC, two of the organizations had experience mechanically dismantling 12- to 14-story buildings. He stated that no building in the country has been recorded to have been levelled using controlled implosion blast.

Mr Siddiqui stated that the group, comprising of technical specialists, would consider the advantages and disadvantages of the demolition methods given by several companies.

He stated, however, that mechanical demolition was significantly less expensive than controlled blast destruction. Firms interested in demolishing Nasla Tower submit a cost estimate.

He stated that the group will suggest the “safest, quickest, and most cost-effective” method of demolishing the structure. Commissioner Iqbal Memon established the committee to award the contract for the building’s demolition.

A request of interest was published in 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.

On June 16, the SC ordered the tower’s removal due to its faulty construction on a service road. The court also ordered the builders to repay registered purchasers of residential and commercial apartments within three months.

On Sept 22, a three-judge SC court dismissed a review petition challenging the building’s demolition and ruled that the owner of Nasla Tower bears the demolition expense; if the owner did not pay, the commissioner should sell the land.

On October 16, the district administration issued vacation notices to inhabitants of Nasla Tower, and on October 26, the Supreme Court ordered the tower’s utility connections to be removed.

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A foreign firm wants to control an explosion at Nasla Tower

A foreign firm wants to control an explosion at Nasla Tower

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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Nasla Tower case has heightened the sense of injustice

Nasla Tower case has heightened the sense of injustice

Law enforcement in the Nasla Tower case has heightened the sense of injustice. THE last act in the struggle over Karachi’s 15-story Nasla Tower has begun. The Supreme Court ordered on Monday that the structure be abandoned by today and demolished by controlled explosion within a week; considering that the Sindh government admits it lacks the skills for such an operation, there are legitimate safety concerns.

A three-judge apex court bench determined that a substantial portion of Nasla Tower had been built on encroached land intended for a service road and ordered its demolition. Last month, the building’s fate was sealed when the court denied the owners/builders’ review petition and told the residents one month to vacate. To summarise will bury many residents’ hopes of owning a home beneath the debris of the Nasla Tower.

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Addressing the widespread land-use inconsistencies that exist throughout Karachi — encroachments on amenity plots, unauthorized allotments, and unlawful construction, to name a few — is an admirable endeavor. For several years, the priceless real estate in Pakistan’s financial metropolis has been transformed into a stage for brazen racketeering. Numerous government officials and unscrupulous builders have flouted regulatory restrictions, conspiring to earn unlawful profits and deprive state coffers of the necessary money. Law enforcement in the Nasla Tower case has heightened the sense of injustice.

However, one cannot disregard the human pain that frequently arises from attempting to rectify decades-old wrongs. On Monday, this point was also made when the Supreme Court expressed disappointment with the Sindh government’s slow progress in rehabilitating thousands of people displaced by demolitions along with the Gujjar, Orangi Town, and Mehmoodabad nullahs. Additionally, the sense of injustice is heightened when the writ of the law appears to be selectively applied. Law enforcement in the Nasla Tower case has heightened the sense of injustice. At the same time, some offenders operate with impunity in defiance of the top court’s orders.

Consider that most encroachment clearance has occurred on land governed by the Sindh government. Structures illegally constructed in cantonment zones continue to stand despite demolishing orders dating back to August 2018. The authorities are responsible for enabling the encroachment on public places through electricity and gas connections should be held accountable and sanctioned. And this accountability must be uniformly applied throughout Karachi so that the city’s numerous land-owning agencies understand that their ‘institutional clout’ will not protect them.

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