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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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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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