Sindh govt to implement SC orders, demolish illegal buildings in Karachi: Nasir Shah
Statesman Report
KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday assured the Supreme Court that it would implement its directives to tear down illegal buildings in the metropolis.
The Supreme Court had on Friday ordered the clearance of illegal structures built on government properties in the city.
A three-member bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, had issued the orders while hearing a case against encroachments.
Commenting on the verdict of the top court while talking to the media, Shah said that the provincial government “fully backed the vision of the chief justice to transform Karachi for the better”.
“We also have sympathies for the people residing in the buildings [built illegally]. That is why we need time. There is already a top court order regarding the protection of people residing in illegally constructed buildings,” Shah told reporters.