SC bans construction of wedding halls, malls on residential plots in Karachi

Karachi registry seeks details of wedding halls, malls and plazas constructed in the last 40 years


News Desk January 22, 2019
Top court’s Karachi registry seeks details of wedding halls, malls and plazas constructed in the last 40 years. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned construction of wedding halls, shopping centres and plazas on residential plots in the city, reported Express News.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the case regarding illegal construction of wedding halls, shopping malls and plazas in the port city.

During the hearing, the apex court ordered a complete ban on the use of residential areas for commercial purposes in Karachi.

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According to the court’s order, no house would be demolished in the city to be used for commercial purposes.

The SC added the new orders in the case should be implemented at all cost and if the authorities fail to do so, it would ask the Director General (DG) Sindh Control Building Authority (SCBA) Iftikhar Qaimkhani to pack up and go home.

The top court also sought details of all the wedding halls, shopping malls and plazas constructed in Karachi during the past 40 years.

It also sought recommendations from the Sindh government to restore the city back to the state it was 40 years ago.

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