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HCJP TAKES NOTICE OF THREATS TO HERITAGE BUILDINGS

Dated: 14-February-2015

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk took notice on a story published in Daily Express Tribune dated 11.02.2015 under the caption “Larkana’s ladies club loses portion to land mafia”. The building was built in 1937 and hence is protected under the heritage laws of Sindh.

The story further narrated that the club is the significant part of Larkana Heritage and has hosted some famous guests in its time. The club was home to cultural activities organized by Hindu, Christians and Muslim women before the partition. The land is property of District Government but in 2004 the Government decided to handover it to builder who wanted to convert it into a hotel.

It is pertinent to mention here that a number of heritage buildings all over the country are in a dilapidated state and the owners let such building fall to the ground so that they can be declared as dangerous and thereafter new flats/commercial plazas are built upon the site.

Taking the notice of the issue, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan passed the following order:
“The matter be registered in Human Rights Case and placed before the Court.”
 
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