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  • SC orders demolition of 15-storey Nasla Tower in Karachi after one month

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition against its earlier order to demolish a 15-storey building, known as Nasla Tower, after hearing the counsel at length...

    On a request for granting some time to the occupants of the building, a three-judge SC bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed directed the Karachi commissioner to start the...

  • SC orders demolition of Karachi's Nasla Tower within a week

    The Supreme Court (SC) directed the Karachi commissioner on Monday to demolish Nasla Tower, a 15-storey residential building located at the intersection of Sharae Faisal and Shahrah-i-Quaideen, through "controlled blasting" within a week and submit a report...

    The matter was taken up by a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin...

  • SC orders immediate demolition of Nasla Tower, Tejori Heights in Karachi

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal Memon to "immediately demolish" Nasla Tower and Tejori Heights and report back to the court today...

    A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan and Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed issued the orders while hearing a number of cases on Karachi's civic issues...

  • Police baton-charge citizens protesting demolition of Karachi's Nasla Tower

    Police and paramilitary Rangers on Thursday resorted to baton-charge and fired tear gas on citizens protesting outside Karachi's Nasla Tower – a 15-storey residential building located at the intersection of Shahrah-i-Faisal and Shahrah-i-Quaideen – against the building's demolition on Supreme Court's orders...

    According to SSP (South), officials were trying to restore peace and said that tear gas shells were being used in an effort...

  • Nerve-racking moments for ‘hostages’ of Arfa tower

    LAHORE: As the Monday’s earthquake jolted all parts of the provincial capital and made millions of people panicky, the situation at Arfa Karim Tower -- a 17-storey building -- was reported to be the scariest...

    Though a huge number of people came out of their homes, offices, schools, those present at the Arfa Karim Tower and the IT University functioning there escaped a stampede as most of them dashed from various floors towards...

  • ‘People have seen Eiffel Tower but not Lea Market’

    KARACHI: A celebratory spirit tinged with a bit of sadness marked the launch of a book titled Street Smart — Professionals on the Street by Rumana Husain at the Arts Council Karachi on Thursday evening...

    Giving a detailed presentation on her book, Ms Husain said it was penned to acknowledge the role of each one of the blue-collar professionals in Karachi...

  • Tower security

    I WOULD like to draw the attention of PTCL senior officials and other companies to the security of the phone tower in Balim, Chitral...

    Since January 2014, the tower has been functioning without any security guard...

  • 100 Muslims break fast, offer prayers near Trump Tower

    NEW YORK: A crowd of Muslims broke Ramazan fast and offered prayers on Thursday outside the Trump Tower in protest against the US president’s Islamophobic rhetoric...

    Trump Tower in Manhattan is home to the Trump Organisation, the heart of President Donald Trump’s business empire...

  • Deadly London tower blaze began from fridge: police

    LONDON: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday...

    The speed at which the fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower raised questions about the external cladding on the block...

  • 6 killed as deadly fire engulfs London tower block

    At least six people perished on Wednesday and many more are still missing after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower...

    As smoke continued to billow from the charred building, survivors voiced anger over longstanding safety fears at the Grenfell Tower, which was home to between 600 and 800 people...

  • London tower blocks evacuated over fire fears

    LONDON: Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated on Saturday due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, but dozens refused to leave their homes, according to local officials...

    Around 600 tower blocks are enclosed in potentially deadly cladding, with councils in Manchester, Portsmouth and London all announcing they were to immediately remove cladding from 13 structures...

  • Local residents voice anger over London tower blaze

    LONDON: Residents and campaigners in the London neighbourhood where a tower block went up in a giant blaze on Wednesday spoke angrily about longstanding safety concerns, saying they were ignored because the community was not rich...

    Damian Collins, former head of the Grenfell Tower Residents’ Association, said residents had complained to the local council over the handling of a major refurbishment of the building completed last...

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