CJP orders sale of Nasla tower land to compensate affectees

Orders govt to remove all encroachments from outside governor, chief minister houses and naval and rangers headquarters in Karachi.

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa on Thursday directed the sale of Nasla tower land and pay the proceed as compensation to the affected people of the building.

The 17-storey plaza located on Sharae Faisal in Karachi was demolished about two years ago on the direction of then chief justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed.

Hearing cases in the Karachi registry of the apex court, the chief justice said the land should be sold out and the money should be paid to those displaced from demolition of the tower.

The chief justice also came down hard on government officials for erecting barriers and obstacles outside official buildings creating inconvenience for the public and encroaching on roads.

He said why roads and footpaths outside the governor, chief minister houses, naval and rangers headquarters have been occupied. He directed them to remove the barriers forthwith.

He said no government entity should create hardship and inconvenience for the public and even if there are encroachments or barriers outside the Supreme Court it should be removed.

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