FPCCI to move review petition in demolition of illegal constructions

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Wednesday decided to file review petition before the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) regarding demolition of illegal / unauthorized construction.

Daro Khan Achakzai, President, FPCCI while addressing a press conference said that the apex trade body respects the order to of the Supreme Court. “But restoring the city as per original master plan will create difficulties for the citizens,” he added.

He said that the master plan of the city should be reviewed. The FPCCI president said that Karachi city contributes 20 percent of the economy and 30 percent in the total industrial production.

“Those who allowed illegal construction in the city should be penalized,” he said, adding that the FPCCI does not support any illegal construction.

Daro Khan said that encroachment on parks and China cutting should be demolished.

Mirza Ikhtiar Baig on the occasion said that around 930 buildings were constructed during the past 15 years. He urged federal and provincial government to file review petitioner before February 03.

Mohsin Sekhani, Patron In Chief of Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) said that the apex court ordered to remove encroachments from parks and main sewerage lines.

The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) issued notices to all buildings of the city, he added.

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