KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to federal legal officers and private respondents about the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s claim for the restoration of an 8-hectare area near Jheel Park in PECHS into an amusement park.
Harming the Sindh High Court order that restrained KMC and KDA from demolishing the owners of 106 housing units near Jheel Park, KMC proposed that land intended for recreational purposes could not be sold for residential purposes. Lawyers have argued that the Supreme Court has ordered the return of all garden facilities to their original positions.
The KMC advisor proposed that section 52A of the KDA Order, 1957 specifically prohibited the conversion of amenity plots to residential or commercial purposes and that sub-lease deeds in favor of the respondent were executed by someone, who had no right to do so and sued. The respondent’s right on the basis of the lease deed was misunderstood.
The three-member SC chair led by Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed after the initial petition hearing observed that the points raised in the petition required consideration and issued notices to federal legal officers and private responders and summoned their comments.
Private respondents have opposed the attempt to dismantle the dead by the Karachi City District Government of their settlement unit on the land marked Special D (Survey Sheet No.35 / P / 1) Block 2 PECHS.