Sindh High Court orders the immediate demolition of the gates being constructed at Karachi’s Frere Hall, lawyer turned politician Jibran Nasir posted on his Facebook and Instagram.
A show-cause notice has been issued to city administrator Murtaza Wahab for the construction while also issuing a suspension from interfering in heritage sites.
The court has deemed the construction in violation of Heritage Laws.
Architect and activist Marvi Mazhar had filed a suit against the proposed revamp for the Frere Hall by the Guardians Trust. The trust had come about in 2019 as a public-private partnership between then-mayor Waseem Akhtar and architects, as well as citizens.
It is interesting to note, that for any construction to happen on heritage sites, a no-objection certificate has to be obtained from the Technical Advisory Committee on Heritage, one that the Guardians Trust did not possess.