Following instructions by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to destroy Nasla Tower within one week, builders staged a protest on Shahrah-e-Faisal Avenue on Friday morning.
Mohsin Shaikhani, the chairman of the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), issued a protest call only a few hours ago. The organisation has decided that all building activity on any of its construction sites would be suspended indefinitely. It claims that the builders were in possession of no-objection certificates when the destruction of Nasla Tower was ordered, but that this was ignored.
On November 26, 2021, a demonstration at Nasla Tower brings in a large number of rangers and police officers.
They sought to halt the demolition activity by massing their forces in the late afternoon. This had a negative impact on the flow of traffic on the road, which was regarded to be the city’s primary artery at the time.
Hundreds of police officers and Rangers were sent to the protest location in order to disperse the protestors. Attempting to deter the throng from blocking the highways or turning to violence, they baton-charged them and fired tear gas rounds into the gathering.
According to traffic police, the route leading from Shahrah-e-Faisal to Shahrah-e-Qaideen became clogged, and when demonstrators continued to advance, police were forced to use force and fire teargas shells to disperse them. The demonstrators, on the other hand, maintain that they were peacefully gathering and that they were subjected to use of force even then.
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