The court also approved the petition filed by builder and residents of Moon Garden apartment for hearing.
The builder of the apartment Abdul Razzaq Khamosh was directed by the Supreme Court to deposit Rs 100 million as surety for the residents.
After the hearing, the police arrested the builder and moved him to Secretariat Police Station.
The Railways Employees Cooperative Society had filed a petition against the illegal construction of the multi-storey building on its land, prompting the SHC to issue orders for vacating the building.
A division bench headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah directed the three utilities – K-Electric, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board – and other civil agencies to disconnect the amenities to the project. The court further ordered that and if the occupants luggage be taken out from the flats by allowing them to remove it without any inventory – in case they refuse comply with court directions.
Later on November 13, the SHC ordered the stay eviction of residents until next hearing on November 18.