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Commissioner Karachi directed to submit report on removal of Billboards within a month

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Aug, 2020. 01:30 pm
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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued complete written order regarding the case related to the removal of billboards from Karachi.

According to the details, the written order stated that Commissioner Karachi has been given the responsibility of removing billboards, signboards, and hoardings from all over the city.

Commissioner Karachi has also been given the authority to remove the signboards in the Cantonment Board area.

The court directed the commissioner Karachi to submit an implementation report within four weeks.

The court also ordered to the concerned authorities to make rules related to signboards.

Furthermore, the court also ordered that notification from the government regarding making rules should be presented at the next hearing.

In addition to this, the court also directed that dangerous signboards on private properties should be removed.

Supreme Court orders to remove Billboards 

On August 10 Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the removal of all kinds of billboards from in Karachi.

The Supreme Court took notice of the injuries of citizens due to falling billboards in Karachi.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case.

The hearing comes days after a video clip went viral showing two motorcyclists hit and injured by a billboard during heavy rainfall in the city.

During the proceedings, SSP South appeared in the court.

In a conversation with Commissioner Karachi, the respected judge said that billboards have been fixed everywhere in his city that are causing accidents and taking precious lives.

The commissioner said people exploiting public properties in the city and claimed about a mafia behind all this.

The bench directed Shalwani to take action against all those behind the installation of billboards in violation of laws.

Chief Justice Gulzar said it is up to the government to ensure the implementation of building plans and lamented that there is no such thing as government and law in the province.

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