A division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah on Thursday ordered Lucky Cement Company to stop commercial activities and use it strictly as per terms of lease (purely residential purpose).
The order was passed in a constitution petition filed by the residents of Moulana Muhammad Ali Jouhar Memorial Cooperative Housing Society seeking closure of the office of Lucky Cement Company operating in the residential Plot No 6/A.
Earlier, the learned counsel for the respondents conceded to the office being run in a residential area. The counsel for KBCA also submitted that in violation of the terms of the lease granted by the Ministry of Housing and Works, the building is being used for commercial purposes. By a consent order the respondents were directed to use the building for residential purposes and they were restrained from carrying out any commercial activity inviting public at the said office.
Furthermore, the respondents were also directed to make sure that the staff living in the said building should also park their cars within the building and not outside the building, which results in creating a nuisance for the entire area particularly the residents. Advocate Aamir Aziz Khan represented the petitioners.