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Builder, owner to pay for Bin Hashim supermarket fire repairs

SBCA, Cantt Faisal fight over jurisdiction

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May 13, 2019


SBCA declares three housing projects illegal

Warns people against investing in them

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April 15, 2019


SBCA rolling out online construction permits for Karachi

Only licensed professionals to upload applications

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April 3, 2019


Police wants SBCA to submit an inspection report after Karachi lift accident

Six labourers died after the trolley lift they were in fell at an under construction building in Boat Basin

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March 20, 2019


SBCA knocks down newly-constructed buildings in Karachi’s Nazimabad

It is taking action against illegal constructions

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February 1, 2019


The court didn’t order demolition of any building, says Firdous Naqvi

No one can make any building without the approval of the SBCA

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January 27, 2019


SBCA tests reforms with 30-day Karachi house construction permit deadlines

400sq yrd houses, warehouses in category

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January 26, 2019


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

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January 25, 2019


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

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January 25, 2019


Supreme Court monitoring bench orders removal of all businesses on military land in Karachi

It also wants illegal parking areas on Rashid Minhas Road and Korangi Road gone

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January 12, 2019


Karachi free to touch the sky after top court rescinds order

Supreme Court allows construction of high-rise buildings

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December 11, 2018


Did Clifton’s E-Street businesses get fresh SBCA notices in Karachi?

Coco 9 Café received an SBCA notice last week

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November 28, 2018


Parents relieved as Sindh government takes back decision to relocate schools

We don’t have any plans to shut down or seal schools, says Saeed Ghani

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November 27, 2018


SBCA seals Noorani Kebab House, 30 car showrooms at Karachi’s Khalid bin Waleed road

The restaurant and showrooms were established on residential plots

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November 13, 2018


Karachi’s Liaquat Supermarket unfit for use: SBCA

The Sindh Building Control Authority has declared the building of Liaquatabad Supermarket unfit for occupation or use. There are over 700 shops and three offices in the nine-storey supermarket. The supermarket administration has termed the SBCA notification a conspiracy and said that the building is in perfect condition.

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July 17, 2018


You can’t build a second floor in Karachi houses

People cannot build anything over a ground-plus-one floor structure on residential plots that are over 120-sq yards in Karachi. The ban applies to plots located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulberg, Jamshed Town, Liaquatabad and Nazimabad. It will be effective until a government committee presents a report to the Supreme Court, said a notification Tuesday. There is a…

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April 4, 2018


Number of dilapidated buildings in Karachi stands at 354: SBCA

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) announced here on Monday that the number of dangerous buildings in the metropolis stand at 354. A statement here on Monday said that most of the buildings were located in Saddar Town-One numbering 215 whereas 57 were in Saddar Town-Two. It said that according to the Technical Committee…

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May 29, 2017


439 buildings in Karachi, other Sindh cities to be demolished

KARACHI: A technical committee of experts has declared 439 buildings fof Karachi and other cities of Sindh as dilapidated and unsuitable for human habitation. This was pointed out in a statement of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) here on Friday. It said that the buildings are located in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas…

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November 25, 2016


Old buildings pose threat to people in Karachi

KARACHI: Recent heavy rains in the county have once again spotlighted the issue of decades old dilapidated buildings in Karachi where the government has already declared some 288 buildings ‘dangerous’. A citizen of Karachi, Azmat Khan, from Jodia Bazar area approached Samaa and conveyed his concerns regarding decrepit buildings. He has shared with us some…

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July 30, 2015