Karachi: Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Director General Ashkar Dawar has instructed the authority’s directors to survey and report on unlawfully constructed structures in the city. He also stated that any officials found facilitating these illegal constructions would face administrative action.
The SBCA has further launched various operations to raze identified dilapidated and illegally constructed buildings around the city. Operations were conducted in Saddar Town, Gulberg, and Nazimabad against buildings that were constructed in violation of their maps. Some of the builder also construct buildings with more storeys than are allowed in the city. The authorities plan on demolishing such buildings as well.
The SBCA has also launched an additional operation to raze dilapidated building in Karachi. The government of Sindh had earlier issued a report identifying various dilapidated buildings in the metropolitan city, and the SBCA is taking action against the structures that were categorized as being dangerous by the report.
On Thursday, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani has also ordered officials of concerned institutions to immediately vacate dilapidated and under construction buildings in view of heavy rainfall across the metropolis.
Iftikhar Ali Shallwani chaired a high-level meeting today which was attended by Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) director-general, deputy commissioners and representatives of the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD).
The commissioner ordered the institutions to immediate vacate all dilapidated buildings due to the fresh spell of monsoon. He said that emergency measures will be taken following the directives of the Supreme Court (SC) to avoid any kind of losses and damages.