LAHORE: A four-storey building with a basement in Garhi Shahu was demolished by the Revenue Department on Sunday. The demolition was carried out by the Gulberg and Shalimar Town administrations.
A Revenue Department official, talking to The Express Tribune, claimed that the building on Garhi Shahu Chowk had encroached two-and-a-half marlas of state land.
They said the owner of the building, Shan Iqbal Butt, had been given several notices, but did not comply with them. Butt, who had set up a bakery in the building, said that he had not grabbed the land. He said the building had been demolished unlawfully. Butt will hold a press conference at the Lahore Press Club today to condemn the demolition.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 27th, 2012.
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