Nasla Tower demolition process continues, seven floors razed

KARACHI – Seven floors of the Nasla Tower have been demolished upon the orders by the Supreme Court (SC), it was reported on Thursday.

The demolition of the building is underway and seven out of 15 floors have been razed with the help of heavy machinery. The building had 11 residential floors and a four-story parking facility, out of which seven have been demolished. According to the traffic police, the roads surrounding the building were blocked during the demolition process for safety purposes.

The SC had ordered the Karachi Commissioner to double the number of labourers to dismantle the Nasla Tower — situated at Shahra-e-Faisal — within one week. On November 26, 2021, Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani had demanded that those who were responsible for issuing the construction permits for the building should be held responsible and punished. An investigation is underway into the illegal construction of the tower that was built in 2013.

Commissioner inspects demolition operation of Nasla Tower

The demolition of Nasla Tower was underway on the orders of Supreme Court while the demolition of Tejori Heights had been completed.

Karachi Commissioner Iqbal Memon on Thursday visited Nasla Tower and site of Tejori Heights and inspected the work, said a news release. Assistant Commissioner Gulshan Iqbal Sattar Hakro briefed the Commissioner on the occasion of his visit to Tejori Heights. The commissioner directed to take necessary steps to protect the plot of demolished Tejori Heights.

Assistant Commissioner Liaqatabad Sana Tariq and the caretaker engineer on Nasla Tower briefed the commissioner. During his visit to Nasla Tower, the Commissioner was informed that three machines were being used in the demolition work. AC said as a precaution less machines were being used for demolition of upper floors and limited labor were being employed. It would be possible to use more machines in the parking lot on the fourth floor, so four to five machines would be used on the demolition of parking floor. The Commissioner directed that all safety requirements be taken into consideration in the demolition operation and ensure that the work be completed as soon as possible.

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