President blames authorities for illegal constructions

He urged builders to change their attitude and act responsibly

APP June 23, 2021
President Dr Arif Alvi. PHOTO: RP/FILE


President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi said on Tuesday that in the past, amenity plots were used for residential or commercial purposes in connivance with the city's departmental authorities and metropolitan corporations.

Meeting people affected by the apex court's ruling to demolish illegal constructions across the city, the president said the Chief Justice of Pakistan had ordered an end to illegalities in the allotments of plots and construction of buildings on residential or amenity plots.

He urged builders to change their attitude and act responsibly when dealing with such matters. Dr Alvi assured the affected people that he would communicate their legal concerns on different forums.

Earlier, members of the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), people affected by the Supreme Court's demolition orders, including residents of Nasla Tower, Gujjar Nalla and Alladin Park, as well as representatives of South City Hospital, briefed the President about their apprehensions.

Dr Alvi was told that about 40,000 to 50,000 families are being affected. They complained that no action was ordered against the officers involved in allowing such illegal constructions. Nasla Towers residents told the president that the building was approved by the concerned quarters.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2021.


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