Basic amenities more important than construction business: SC

The Karachi registry of the country’s top court has once again turned down the builders’ plea to lift the ban on construction of multi-storeyed buildings in the city, stressing that the right to life is more important than the construction business.

The Supreme Court was hearing petitions seeking review of court orders and the judicial commission’s recommendations about construction of high-rises until new sources of water were added to the existing supply system.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar questioned the builders’ vested interests and observed that a ban had to be imposed on the construction of new high-rises in view of water scarcity.

The SC took an exception to the insistence of the builders’ association whose members requested the court to lift the Sindh Building Control Authority’s ban on the construction of multi-storeyed buildings in the city due to water shortage.

The petitioners…

Original published: 2017-12-07 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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