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SBCA to demolish Karachi’s commercial buildings built on residential plots in three days

The authority's director general told directors to issue notices to the illegal businesses

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

The authority's director general told directors to issue notices to the illegal businesses

The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) director general told on Friday the directors in his department that in three days action will be started to demolish illegal structures in Karachi.

The Supreme Court had ordered on January 22 all commercial activities on residential plots in the city to be stopped.

Related: I will resign if I’m made to demolish 500 buildings in Karachi, says LG Minister Saeed Ghani

Earlier permission granted by the SBCA has been revoked. That means if you constructed your business (like a wedding hall or plaza) on a residential plot and got the SBCA’s permission, your business will still be demolished.

The director general has told the directors to give the businesses three days’ notice and then start the demolition operation.

Businesses that have been illegally constructed on 930 residential plots in the city have been issued notices.

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

But this action is in complete contradiction to what Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani wants. Earlier in the day, he said he would resign if he is made to demolish the 500 buildings the Supreme Court wants demolished across the city. He said he won’t leave people homeless.

The SBCA is run by the Sindh government.

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15 Comments

  1. Shujaudin  January 25, 2019 8:19 pm/ Reply

    That’s good they should be demolished

  2. Waqar  January 25, 2019 10:46 pm/ Reply

    Chief justice should think about the people who are living in it they have paid huge amount to buy it. 40 years before karachi was not developed he should think about it why he want karachi to be restored to its old stage why he is showing his hatred towards karachi and its people

  3. Shehzad Aziz  January 25, 2019 11:44 pm/ Reply

    My neighbours 3/137-A shah faisal colony Karachi running illegal marriage lawn as bismillah marriage lawn. Plz also demolish this illegal marriage lawn.

  4. Jawed  January 26, 2019 1:21 am/ Reply

    Sir Mr saeed ghani I liked v much yours comments allah app ko khush rakhye Ameen kun demolishtion se bhot log homeless hogye thanks

  5. Umair altaf  January 26, 2019 1:34 am/ Reply

    Mr saeed ghani plz dont do your politics. Commercial buildings are being demolished which has nothing to do with people getting homeless

  6. HFA  January 26, 2019 4:38 am/ Reply

    Very Good Order. About time Karachi is freed from the greedy hands of the builders. Building and all illegal encroachment, irrevant if built in the name of religion , must also be removed from parks. All schools being run in residentila houses and the footpaths taken over by them mist also be removed.

  7. Salman Ahmad  January 26, 2019 8:04 am/ Reply

    Dear All. Please forget about politics and politicians for a moment. Please concentrate on city of Karachi. SC have ordered to demolish buildings and other facilities in city constructed under different rules and orders of HC and SC , is there any consistency in SC Orders ?. They are following master plan of 1960s, are they going to bring the population of city 9f Karachi back to that level. For haven’s sake please raise this issue this involves millions of people and billions of rupees of people of Karachi. It’s a matter of life and death

  8. Jawed  January 26, 2019 8:08 am/ Reply

    I would like to inform you that infront of your nose 13D/3 Baloch Ghoth area,which was a residential but now it is totally transferred in commercial by land Mafia builders. Kindly look into on priority basis because it is a prime residential location which is changed to in commercial buildings area.

  9. Shahzad  January 26, 2019 8:22 am/ Reply

    First SBCA concerned officers should be punish and asked, why they not action when these buildings are constructed ?

  10. Anonymous  January 26, 2019 9:09 pm/ Reply

    What about the building for which completions plan had been issued by the SBCA.

    Illegal construction is very bad but after SO MANY YEARS Who will be the beneficiary of this Order.?

  11. Hasan Iqbal  January 28, 2019 11:29 am/ Reply

    a common man does not know about city master plan.
    usually he considers sbca noc , the only authority in sindh for building control.
    CHINA CUTTING is something else.

  12. Ali khan  April 12, 2019 9:03 am/ Reply

    Plot no B-435 sector 35 A, Zaman Town korangi illegal construction on residential plot for commercial purpose under the supervision off sbca official actual plot size 240 yards but they construct above 400 yards both side road director sbca inspector involve in this construction work complete in 2 months Day and night working many people complaint

  13. Ali khan1  April 12, 2019 9:07 am/ Reply

    Plot no B-435 sector 35 A, Zaman Town Korangi 4. Illegal construction residential plot for commercial purpose 240 yards plot but construct above 400 yard both sided road Encrch sbca official supporting we are complaining so many times

    • Laeeq ahmad  March 13, 2020 12:48 pm/ Reply

      First of all private schools in residential area should be removed having on under 60 FT Road no good for children no good for nobrours No play ground not even breath it is killing there groth to much disturbance/ noise /road blocking /and very important the Qabza mafia in most of cases running private schools The Title document must be verified they have made Bogus agreement if it is so the income should be confiscated and deposited in the High Court fourgee permission on forge documents I confirm no matter it is Edjudicator or city or any no environment in every school should be play ground on 5000sqyds at least

  14. Ali Khan1  May 9, 2019 7:19 am/ Reply

    I complaint so many times now another banquet hall construct on residential plot next to B-435,sector 35/A zaman town .Under the supervision of sbca official they know everything, so many complaint register but the deputy directir and inspector sbca come and take money head off department know about that even we provide him all evidence with pictures but nobody take any action against him we complaint anti corruption department and nab also but no response sbca official support illegal encrochment ….

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