Thursday, March 30, 2023

50% of the demolition work on the 15-story Nasla Tower completed: SBCA

Earlier this month, a representative of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) said that demolition work on the 15-story Nasla Tower had been completed to 50% of its original scope.

In addition, “the building’s exterior walls have been dismantled, and the lifts have been removed,” he stated.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) ordered the demolition of the Nasla Tower in June of this year because a portion of it was encroaching on property that was intended for a service road, according to the SC.

According to the SBCA, 400 workers were employed in the demolition of the structure. “With the aid of hammers, the labourers are demolishing the upper floors of the tower, as well as the ceilings and inner walls of the building.”

“Anyone who attempts to create a stumbling block in the demolition process will be arrested,” the SBCA spokesman stated.

Until the demolition work on Nasla Tower was completed, the local authority erected Section 144 around the structure on November 28.

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Several police officers and rangers had been stationed around the building to deter non-essential individuals from coming near the Tower. All of the roads leading up to the structure had been closed up completely. The route connecting Shahra-e-Faisal and Shahra-e-Quaideen had also been closed to vehicular traffic at the time of the incident.

Over the past few weeks, the question of the demolition of the Nasla Tower has become a topic of conversation.

Some fear that the superior judiciary has set a precedent that will lead to additional demolitions of illegal structures in the future, particularly once the 15-story residential project is demolished in its entirety.

Nasla Tower is comprised of 11 residential levels as well as a four-story parking garage and storage facility. There are 44 flats in total.

According to reports, the developer was experiencing financial difficulties, and it is possible that the affected individuals will not receive compensation.

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ordered the controlled demolition of the tower in the wake of anti-encroachment operations along Gujjar Nullah and other drains, as well as the recovery of land required for the Karachi Circular Railway, all of which were ordered by the apex court in December 2017.

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