KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and other civic authorities to ensure that no illegal construction is carried out on an amenity plot in North Nazimabad, which was earmarked for parking lot.
A division bench, headed by Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi, was hearing an application filed by Karam Dad, Feroz Khan and others, who have taken KMC administrator and other officials to the court for flouting it earlier order dated November 2, 2011 that directed KMC’s top officials to remove illegal construction from the amenity plot.
At the outset of hearing, KMC’s counsel submitted to the bench a letter of KMC’s Parking & Terminal Management director addressed to KMC’s Charged Parking department and photographs of the site, showing that the encroachment from the amenity plot was removed. After taking on record the statement the judges directed the authorities to ensure that no construction is carried out on the parking site.
Earlier, the applicants, who were residing at Block-W of Allama Iqbal Town, North Nazimabad, submitted that according to master plan of the area, there exists amenity plot in the front of their houses, which was illegally occupied by the encroachers in earlier part of 2008.
They said that relevant officials got cleared the amenity plot of illegal encroachments but later allowed construction of residential building on the plot, which was clear violation of the master plan.
They said the court on November 2, 2011 had allowed their petition, directing the officials concerned to remove the illegal structures but its orders were not complied with yet.
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