KARACHI: Following the orders of the Supreme Court (SC), the local administration on Tuesday started an operation to demolish illegally built Royal Park Apartments in Karachi.
As per details, the team of provincial government and police has demolished the pillars of the six-storey building.
Some of the allottees gathered near the building at night and demanded to crackdown against the owner. “They have paid a total sum of Rs1.36 billion to the owner so their money should be taken back to them,” the allottees said.
The court ruled that the land in question is “purported to have been illegally sold by the government of Sind’s revenue department” and declared all its documents, including the allotment papers and the lease, to be unlawful. It said so in an order released on February 18.
The two-acre land, which is adjacent to Aladdin Park, is said to have been allotted illegally to the building owner. More than 417 apartments have been allotted to the people.
Earlier, SC had sought complete record of buildings exceeding ground plus two-floor structure in Karachi and directed the Sindh chief secretary to submit comprehensive reply in two weeks.
The Karachi commissioner was instructed to demolish the building and clear the land in two months and present a report in court.
Previously, the apex court had directed to make Karachi Circular Railways (KCR) functional in six months and warned of issuing contempt of court notices to Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Murad Ali Shah if the concerned authorities fail to implement the orders.