Nasla Tower’s management asks for more time to vacate building

Nasla Tower’s management asks for more time to vacate building

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The Karachi commissioner has formulated an eight-member committee to kick off the proceedings to raze the 15-storey Nasla Tower.

The step has been taken to comply with the Supreme Court’s orders within the allocated time frame.

The newly-formulated committee will select and evaluate the tenders submitted by various companies to demolish the Nasla Tower via a controlled blast.

As per the Supreme Court’s orders, the 15-storey building will be taken down through a controlled blast. The provincial government, according to media reports, is confused about how the development will take place. It merits mentioning that the compensation amount to the evacuees has not been paid yet.

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According to a notification by the Karachi Commissioner Office, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered, on October 25, the demolition of Nasla Tower – on plot 193-A measuring 1,121 square yards at the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society.

The district administration, on Thursday, took over the control of the Tower. However, the administration found out that some residents had not vacated the building. The administration was notified that the building would be vacated by Sunday. The management said that residents of about 20 flats had shifted their belongings to other places till last night, however, some of the residents were unable to find places to rent. Moreover, eight flat owners who were abroad could not be contacted. The management asked the authorities to give more time so that those living abroad could be contacted.

Earlier, the apex court promised that the evacuees would be paid the market value of their apartments within three months of the demolition. In June, the apex court ordered the tower’s demolition due to its illegal construction on the service road. A meeting convened by the Karachi Commissioner decided to get a foreign firm onboard after experts revealed that the country lacked the expertise of a controlled blast to demolish residential buildings.

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