KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered to remove all the billboards fixed at public areas, flyovers, streets, green belts and footpaths in Karachi within 15 days.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Saqib Nisar conducted the hearing in SC Karachi registry.
Justice Saqib Nisar expressed concern over the cutting of trees overnight in the city for the installation of billboards.
Justice Ameer Hani Muslim remarked that nothing is more important than human life.
Advocate Javed Mir told the court that illegal billboards and signboards are being put up in Clifton on the directives of a minister.
The court after concluding the arguments ordered to remove all the billboards in next 15 days and instructed that neither a new agreement will be made nor an older one will be renewed in this regard.
Justice Saqib Nisar also directed the relevant departments to inform the court in written about the code of conduct related to billboards so that the responsible authorities could be questioned.