Nasla Tower residents to file review over SC order

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The Nasla Tower’s builder and residents have decided to submit a review petition against the Supreme Court’s demolition orders of the Karachi building.

The high-rise residential project is located at the junction of Sharae Faisal and SharaeQuaideen.

The construction work started in 2013, and the residents were handed over its possession in 2017.

It has been constructed by two builders, Nasir Pardesi and Abdul Qadir Katliya, registered with the Association of Builders & Developers.

Abu Bakar Katliya, Abdul Qadir’s son, addressed a press conference along with the affectees at the building on Thursday.

He shared that they will submit a review petition in the top court. “We want the court to listen to our viewpoint and review its verdict,” he added.

Katliya remarked they are the third owner of this land, adding plot was purchased in 2007. “We started to construct the Nasla Tower in 2013 and handed over possession to allottees in 2017”, he added.

He requested the top court to make the record of the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society a part of case proceedings, adding that the court should summon the society’s authorities for further clarification over the legality of the land the tower is built on. The land belongs to the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Society.

The commissioner had allotted 20% additional land not only to the former owner of the plot but to all plot owners in this commercial lane in 1948, the builder remarked.

We started the construction after receiving NOCs from all relevant departments, including the Sindh Building Control Authority, Master Plan, and Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society.

There are 43 luxury apartments in Nasla Tower. The estimated market cost of an apartment is around Rs350m.

“How could I compensate the affectees as my residential tower, which is my asset, will be demolished,” he added.

DrWali, a building resident, said the chief justice should tell people from where they can get their property verified.

He shared that he purchased the apartment in 2017 forRs250m, adding that he verified the property documents from all relevant departments.

Abdul Qadir, another resident who runs a travel agency on Tariq Road, said that he booked the apartment in 2013.

I got my apartment after clearing all paperwork after four years. “I paid Rs140million through installments and got the apartment for my family,” he added.

The affectees said they have no other option but to remain in their apartments.

 

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