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.
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.
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.