Demolition of advertisement walls under way in Karachi after SC orders

Demolition of advertisement walls under way in Karachi after SC orders


Karachi Cantonment Board has started demolition of walls with advertisements within its vicinity, Geo News reported Wednesday morning.

So far, four walls plastered with advertisements have been demolished on Sharae Faisal near FTC building. 

The action of the cantonment board comes four days after the apex court had ordered demolition of walls with advertisements in the metropolis and placed a ban on construction of walls in future for advertisement purposes.

However, the demolition work has yet to start within the remits of Karachi Municipal Corporation.

On June 9, the SC bench under the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a plea related to the construction of walls with advertisements at the Karachi Registry.

The petitioner had stated that walls are being constructed in the entire city especially the cantonment boards. Building a wall in front of the FTC has tarnished the city’s beauty, the plea mentioned.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar summoned the CEO of the Karachi Cantonment Board and inquired about the walls.

CEO Karachi Cantonment Board told the court that some of the walls have been built for defense purposes and cantonments have issued notices to advertisement companies.

Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that nothing will happen with notices and action should be taken.

The court ordered demolishment of walls along all roads including Shahra-e-Faisal and summoned a report on the matter within 10 days.

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