SC orders action against SMCA officials involved in construction permits of Nasla Tower

Court orders officials to ensure compensation to evicted residents

11:46 AM | 27 Dec, 2021
SC orders action against SMCA officials involved in construction permits of Nasla Tower

KARACHI – The country’s top court on Monday again directed the officials to fasten the demolition process of Nasla Tower and ordered registration of criminal cases against officials in the Sindh Building Control Authority (SMCA).

Reports in local media said the judge ordered action against the officials who approved the plan for Nasla Tower structure – an illegally constructed residential building which the Supreme court directed to demolish for encroaching on the land reserved for a service road.

A two-judge bench comprising CJP Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed during a hearing pertaining to unauthorized and illegal construction directed the anti-corruption department to register a case against those involved in approving the building plan.

The top judge also ordered the law enforcers to register a separate case against the officials involved in the approval of Nasla Tower. DIG west has been directed to take immediate action against the officials and present the report to the court.

Meanwhile, the top court also ordered to seize the 780 square yards of the land Nasla Tower was constructed upon and directed the Sindh High Court's (SHC) official assignee to take possession of the land and stop its sale.

CJP irritated over delay said ‘such building is torn down within one hour in the world. What are you people doing?’, on this, Karachi Commissioner Iqbal Memon told the court that 400 labourers were working on the task, adding that five floors of the building have been demolished so far.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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