Construction ban on high-rise buildings withdrawn

Construction ban on high-rise buildings withdrawn
12 December 2018

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has withdrawn its order banning high-rise constructions beyond six floors in the metropolis. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJ), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard a petition filed by the Association of Builders and Developers (ABD) against the ban on high-rise constructions at the SC's Karachi Registry.

Earlier, ABAD repeatedly have drawn the attention of President of Pakistan, Dr Arifur Rehman Alvi; the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar; Prime Minster of Pakistan Imran Khan and Chief Minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah for the removal of ban on the construction of high rise building in Karachi city, Sindh Province of Pakistan.

Speaking to the media outside the SC Karachi Registry following the order, the ABAD delegation said, "The court has withdrawn the ban that was placed two years ago. Now, buildings will be constructed as per the law. Over 500 projects and investment worth PKR1000bn (US$7.27bn) had been stopped owing to the ban," they added.

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