SBCA gave notice of objections to construction work at Karachi Gymkhana
The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Sindh Building Control Authority and others about the Sindh government’s appeal against the high court’s sole judge’s order in connection with a construction work permit at the Karachi Gymkhana (KG).
The court, however, observed that construction work carried out by KGN would be subject to the outcome of the appeal. Being disadvantaged by the one-seat SHC order in connection with the continuation of construction work in KG, the Sindh government said that the high court order was not legal because the issue of the KG title was sub-judice before the Pakistan Supreme Court.
Advocate General Sindh submitted several documents relating to the property of this case. He said KG was conducting its business without a legal basis because the property ownership case was still pending before the SC and during the appeal hearing, there were no development plans that could be agreed without a registered rental deed in favor of KG.
He asked the court to give an interim order to the one-seat SHC order that allowed KG to continue construction work on site. The bench of the SHC division, led by Judge Khadim Hussain M Sheikh, after the preliminary hearing issued a notice to the SBCA and others and mentioned their comments on August 11.
Karachi Gymkhana advisors sought time to respond to the appeal. The court observed that construction work carried out by KG would be subject to appeal.
The SHC directs police and other law enforcement agencies to recover missing persons allegedly taken from various parts of the city. Applicants Sabika Sheikh, Saba and Abdul Talha proposed that the police and other law enforcement agencies brought Mohammad Faheem Khan, Faisal Ali Khan and Umer Ali into custody during raids in Shadman, Pak Colony and Korangi, and that their whereabouts were unknown.
They said the police and other law enforcement agencies did not produce them before the court of law or the details of their cases were made known to their family members. They sought the production of prisoners in court and also asked the court to direct the police and other respondents to provide details of each case registered against them.
Rangers denied the arrest or detention of Faheem Khan in his comments. The bench of the SHC division, led by Judge Abdul Maalik Gaddi, directed the police and other law enforcement agencies to submit comments about the petition and also directed the relevant SSP to undertake early recovery efforts for detainees.