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930 residential plots are being used for commercial activity, says the Sindh Building Control Authority

Nazimabad, PECHS, Tariq Road, Sharae Faisal and Karsaz are part of the a list prepared by the SBCA

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Jan 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The Sindh Building Control Authority has prepared a list of residential plots that are being used for commercial purposes.

The list has been prepared on the orders of the Supreme Court.

According to the SBCA’s list, 930 residential plots in Karachi are being used as commercial plots. North Nazimabad has topped the list.

Second and third on the list are Nazimabad and PECHS respectively. Meanwhile, Tariq Road and Sharae Faisal are fourth and fifth on the list prepared by the SBCA.

Karsaz Road is also part of the list.

These plots are reportedly being used commercially since several years.

Related: ‘Sindh government must demolish 500 buildings in Karachi’

According to SBCA’s report, several commercial buildings have been constructed on these residential plots.

Earlier today, the apex court demanded that the city’s master plan be submitted in court.

At least 500 buildings in Karachi must be demolished, Justice Gulzar Ahmed had remarked while hearing the case at the Karachi Registry on Thursday.

The court ordered the Sindh government to call a cabinet meeting and submit a report in two weeks. Justice Ahmed said that the court wants the master plan, which was approved in 1960.

“Karachi’s infrastructure has been destroyed,” said Justice Ahmed. “All the institutions are equally responsible for this.”  Experts should be consulted to improve the situation. “Please tell the court how the illegal buildings can be demolished.”

The judge said that there will be no compromise on an inch of land in Karachi. “No matter who is behind the construction, but the government is responsible for demolishing them,” he remarked.
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  1. M. Alam  January 25, 2019 12:09 pm/ Reply

    Appreciate the decision of the SC.
    Karachi stands worst in international cities.

  2. SWALEH  January 26, 2019 12:06 am/ Reply

    Along with this decision, S.C should also penalise those officials of SBCA & KDA who r responsible for this & their properties will also be confiscated & their bank accounts to be freezed. Y only public suffer.

  3. Sameer  January 26, 2019 1:10 pm/ Reply

    Is Karachi only part of Pakistan in Sindh? When will similar action be taken across the board through out Sindh? Why arent SBCA officials being audited for allowing this in the first place?

  4. Umer ali  January 26, 2019 9:09 pm/ Reply

    Gulshanehadeed ma bhii demolished karo

  5. asad  January 27, 2019 3:55 am/ Reply

    better to regularize the kachi abaadi n other locations and govt take benefit of 50lac house plan

  6. Abdullah  January 29, 2019 10:28 am/ Reply

    Shame on supreme Court for asking sindh gov to demolish apartments whose noc sbca itself gave many years back. How can a law be applied back dated? People checked noc before booking apartment. What else they need to check? Talk to supreme Court first?

  7. Dr.mazhar ali  March 7, 2019 11:32 pm/ Reply

    Illegal construction plus encroachment on plot no.142h block 2.p.e.c.h.s Karachi.. pls take early action to checkout & apply your force to demolish remove the on going activities violating building map.

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