SC orders demolition of illegal constructions including mosque to restore park in Karachi

05:37 PM | 28 Dec, 2021
SC orders demolition of illegal constructions including mosque to restore park in Karachi

KARACHI – The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to demolish all illegal construction, including a mosque and shrine, to retrieve land meant for Kidney Hill Park in Karachi.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed issued the order while hearing case against illegal constructions on the park’s land at the Supreme Court's Karachi registry. Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab and the Karachi commissioner also attended the hearing.

The kidney-shaped hilly area was declared a park in the early 1960s but the Overseas Pakistanis Co-operative Housing Society claimed that the land was allotted to it by the Karachi Development Authority since it merged into the formerly city district government (now KMC), Dawn news reported.

The dispute was resolved after decades of hearing when both sides reached an agreement in 2006 in the Supreme Court. Under the agreement, the erstwhile CDGK was given 20 acres for the park while 40 acres were allotted to the housing society.

Later, the agreement was challenged by the non-governmental organisation, Shehri-Citizens for Better Environment, in the Sindh High Court stating that law was undermined in it.

The case is now being heard by the Supreme Court, with Shehri CBE pointing out that Al-Fateh Mosque’s constructions was underway on the land meant for the park.

A lawyer of the mosque said that the land for the worship place was obtained through auction from KMC.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that no one should be barred from offering prayers at any spot in the park and directed Karachi commissioner to submit a report on it in next hearing. The court said that KMC had no authority to issue a permit for the construction of a mosque and turned down the review plea filed by the mosque administration.

After hearing arguments, the apex court ordered the deployment of armed security guards in the park to stop illegal construction on the site.

The hearing of the case was adjourned till the next session.

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Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On first working day of the week, the US dollar in open market stands at 284 for buying and 287.15 for selling.

Euro price moves up to 310.71 for buying and 311.31 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 357.55 for buying, and 358.2 for selling after marginal increase.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 77.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed slight fall and new price stands at 75.94.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 November 2022

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 284 287.15
Euro EUR 310.71 311.31
UK Pound Sterling GBP 357.55 358.2
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.55 77.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.94 76.09
Australian Dollar AUD 186.85 187.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 751.53 759.53
Canadian Dollar CAD 208 208.5
China Yuan CNY 39.8 39.9
Danish Krone DKK 41.79 41.89
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.52 36.62
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.89 1.92
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 916.38 925.38
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.9 172.9
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 734.05 742.05
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.2 212.7
Swedish Korona SEK 27.08 27.18
Swiss Franc CHF 322.39 322.89
Thai Bhat THB 8 8.04

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Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,600
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