SHC issues notices regarding billboards, hoardings

Hearing was held before a two-member bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan on the request to become a party


Our Correspondent November 09, 2022
Apex court says there is no law that allows hoardings on public property. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:

Sindh High Court has issued notices to Ministry of Interior, Government of Sindh, Director Military Land, all Cantonments, KMC, DMCs and others on the request to become parties regarding billboards and hoardings.

A hearing was held before a two-member bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan on the request to become a party related to billboards and hoardings.

Barrister Farhan Ali Shah, counsel for the petitioner private company, submitted that our company’s agreement with KMC is in accordance with the rules and by-laws. These rules and by-laws were framed after the 2019 orders of the Supreme Court. In the orders of 2019, the Supreme Court had said, “While rules are made, the convenience of the people and environmental protection should be taken into account.”

Barrister Farhan mentioned, “My client has pedestrian bridges, if advertisements are placed there by taking into consideration the public convenience and safety, will those be demolished as well?”

Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2022.

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