KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Sindh government to furnish a comprehensive plan within two weeks elucidating measures to restore Karachi to its original shape, ARY News reported.
The court also sought master plan of the city enacted after 1950.
During hearing to review implementation of court orders for removal of encroachments at SC’s Karachi Registry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed of the apex court expressed resentment for ‘ruining’ of city’s infrastructure.
Referring to advocate general Sindh, the judge said: “We won’t believe your false tales, we will not lap it up.”
“You’re being controlled by someone else,” Justice Ahmed said to AG Sindh.
He said no compromise would be made on the situation of Karachi. “Give us a master plan of the city that was introduced after 1950,” he ordered.
He stated that at least 500 buildings in Karachi are to be demolished by the authorities. “All constructions on Malir River are needed to be razed,” he said.
He observed that there used to be bungalows on both sides of Shahrah-e-Faisal, but it’s now replaced by commercial plazas and buildings. “Everyone is busy making money,” he resented.
“The connivance of all institutions has led to destruction of the city’s infrastructure,” the SC judge remarked.
The court also ordered the Sindh government to consult experts over ‘destruction’ of the city [caused in the wake of violation of master plan].
While rejecting the provincial government report on illegal constructions, the court sought fresh report within two weeks.
Meanwhile, the SC also resented government inaction for removal of encroachments from Jam Sadiq Park.
There will be no compromise on public rights. Demolish all illegal structures, the judge ordered.
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