SBCA – Sindh Building Control Authority is a supervisory and regulatory body. Their main objective is to ensure approval of Building Plans and NOCs are in conformation with the existing building & town planning regulations. It also promotes the implementation of the Karachi Master Plan or other development plans.
Recently SBCA has started taking action against illegal constructions. They prepared a list of residential plots being used for commercial purposes. According to SCBA, 930 residential plots in Karachi are being used as commercial plots. North Nazimabad and Liaquatabad have topped the list in terms of illegal structures. These towns observed massive violations where commercial buildings were being constructed at small residential plots measuring 60, 80 and 120 square yards.
According to the list, illegal constructions were witnessed on Plot 6/6 Block 2-F, Plot 4/1 Block 4-B, Plot 23/7 Block 3-D, Plot 10/2 Block 2-K, Plot 1/4 Block 2-E, and Plot 2/2 Block 4-A. All these plots are located in the Nazimabad area.
The Sindh Building Control Authority has been gearing up to raze illegally constructed buildings. According to the officials, this drive is being done on the Supreme Court’s orders. The operations were conducted in areas including North Nazimabad Town, Liaquatabad Town, Gulberg Town, Garden West, Shah Faisal Town, Malir Town, and Saddar Town.
SBCA Additional Director General Ashkaar Dawar warned of strict action against officials involved in the construction of such buildings or slowdown of the pace of operation against them. They have demolished some newly-constructed buildings in Karachi’s Nazimabad No 3.
According to officials, The Sindh Building Control Authority would also be conducting an operation against illegal marriage halls in North Nazimabad Town and Federal B Area.
A piece of advice to the general public, do not invest your money in illegal constructions as many of the culprits are looting citizens by constructing commercial plazas over residential plots.