Thursday, August 5, 2021

SC orders K-Electric to remove grid station built on greenbelt

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday declared a grid station of the K-Electric in Karachi’s Mehmoodabad neighbourhood illegal, reported ARY News.

An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, directed the power company to remove the grid station built on a greenbelt within two months’ time.

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The bench directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) to restore the greenbelt to its original status. The court instructed that the greenbelt be developed into a public park.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed observed that the court cannot allow the greenbelt to be used for commercial activities.

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A citizen approached the top court stating that a 10-acre greenbelt in PECHS Phase 6, Mehmoodabad, had been allotted to the K-Electric in violation of the laws.

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