The Supreme Court wants the Sindh government to act immediately to improve the infrastructure in Karachi.
While hearing the illegal encroachment case in the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry today, Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that at least 500 buildings in Karachi need to be demolished.
Sindh government was ordered by the court that it should call a cabinet meeting and report must be submitted within a week. Top court wanted to look into the city’s master plan too.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed urged to show the master plan to the top court which was approved in 1960s.
“Karachi’s infrastructure has been destroyed,” mentioned Justice Ahmed. “All the institutions are equally responsible for this. “Please tell the court how the illegal buildings can be demolished.”
The judge further said that no govt land can be acquired without the permission and every inch of land would be saved in Karachi. “No matter who is behind the construction, but the government is responsible for demolishing them,” he mentioned.
“Tipu Sultan Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, and Kashmir Road have been destroyed.” He further said that years back Sharah e Faisal had trees on both sides and now its just buildings, also the city’s beauty is destroyed by the electricity cables.
“The city has been destroyed and no one cares,” he expressed . The judge said that Sindh government must consult London Mayor Sadiq Ahmed on how to run a city.
He suggested that Lines area be vacated and demolished and in order to cater huge population, multi-storey buildings should be constructed.
On Tuesday, court had directed to submit a report on the encroachments in the city, it was informed that illegal wedding halls are demolished in the city area.