Nasla Tower demolition: Commissioner Karachi forms body to select firms to raze

In a bid to comply with the Supreme Court’s (SC) orders within the stipulated timeframe, the Karachi commissioner has constituted an eight-member committee to finalize the companies to raze the 15-storey Nasla Tower.
The committee will evaluate and select the tenders submitted by different companies regarding the demolition of the Nasla Tower through controlled blasting.According to a notification issued by the Karachi Commissioner Office on Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued an order on October 25 regarding the demolition of Nasla Tower measuring 1,121 square yards on plot 193-A at the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society (SMCHS) on Shareae Faisal.
To comply with the apex court’s order, the statement said the Commissioner Office had already published an advertisement for the expression of interest in leading daily newspapers. The expressions of interest would be assessed and evaluated technically as per the protocol and the committee constituted for the evaluation would review them in one day.
The deputy commissioner of the District East is the chairman of the committee. Its other seven members include the Sindh Building Control Authority director general, NED University Head of Civil Engineering Department Abdul Jabbar Sangi, Frontier Works Organisation Commanding Officer Lt Col Hasnian M Rashid, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation general works and technical director, East SSP, KMC anti-encroachment senior director and non-governmental organisation Shehri’s Amber Alibhai.

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