Moon Garden Flat residents decide to register case against builder


KARACHI: Residents of the Moon Garden Flats in Karachi announced on Friday to register a case against the builder and have submitted a plea in SHC seeking to become a party in it.


The protest entered third day with the people forced to spend two cold November nights under open skies as the apartment complex was sealed on court’s orders.

Human and civil rights activist Ansar Burney reached Moon Garden Flats to support and relieve the affectees. The protesters stated that they are being punished of the builders’ fraud and have to spend their days on roads until the rehabilitation of their homes.

While speaking to media Ansar Burney questioned that how the place was given on lease so easily if the place was illegal.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) also submitted a resolution in Sindh Assembly which states that NAB and FIA should investigate Moon Garden builder and take action against the responsible government officers.

Earlier the Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed the petition of the residents of the Moon Garden flats after terming it inadmissible. The affectees have been, however, permitted to become party to the case. A petition was filed in the Sindh High Court in which the petitioners sought vacation of eviction orders given to the police until the appeal in Supreme Court is finalised.

It was also submitted in the petition that the residents of the flats are living in legally leased flats and therefore, the decision must be reviewed.

A Sindh High Court bench comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah termed the petition inadmissible for hearing and dismissed it.

It said the builder has violated the Supreme Court order, adding that if the residents want they can file a fresh appeal tomorrow (Friday) or become party to a case already being heard.