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KARACHI: Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmed had expressed dissatisfaction over the enormous encroachments surrounding Karachi and lack of development work in the city.
Angry at the poor performance of the concerned authorities, CJP said that “We are soon going to remove Commissioner Karachi.”
Chief Justice was presiding over the hearing at Karachi Registry, a case related to operations against encroachments in various parts of the city, moment when the metropolis commissioner’s performance was questioned.
CJP also questioned Chief Secretary that “You think we will take the deputy commissioner’s report seriously? What type of a report is this?”
CJP added that “It’s written everywhere that the report is awaited. Chief Secretary sahab remove such officers.”
“Very sorry to be saying this in front of you but look at the report we have in front of us. What can we do?”, CJP said further.
Moreover, the Karachi Commissioner presented a report related to the YMCA Ground, Shahrah-e-Faisal and Shahrah-e-Quaideen during the hearing. The bench expressed dissatisfaction over the report compiled by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA).
Addressing the SBCA representative, the bench asked: “Do you know that the SBCA is an agent of the builders? Where are you when such lofty buildings are constructed? If tomorrow someone shows you a permit for the construction of the Chief Minister’s House, will you allow to build that as well?”