Karachi’s Moon Garden residents won’t back down without a fight

Karachi (HRNW) The residents of Karachi’s Moon Garden aren’t ready to give up their homes without a fight.

They’ve been ordered to leave the apartment complex in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and are waiting for eviction notices. The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) already issued them ejectment notices on February 4.

Moon Garden has five residential blocks numbering A to E. Three blocks–C, D and E–fall under the jurisdiction of the SBCA’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town-I while the other two, which are currently under construction, are in the jurisdiction of the Cantonment Board Faisal. There are 190 two and three-bedroom apartments in Moon Garden.

The issue of its construction was first raised in September 2015, when the Sindh High Court ordered that it be sealed and its residents evicted. The SHC order came on a petition filed by the Pakistan Railways Employees Cooperative Housing Society, which claimed that Moon Garden was constructed on its land.

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