CM for further activating SBCA

KARACHI:  Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has called for further activating the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA).

He was presiding over a high level meeting at the Chief Minister House here on Thursday.

The SBCA’s ongoing operation against illegal constructions was reviewed at the meeting, says a CM House statement issued here.

The Director General of SBCA, Manzoor Qadir, gave a briefing at the meeting.

He was of the view that there were about 200 `illegal buildings’ in Karachi and in action against these some 90 constructions have been demolished.

Manzoor Qadir also spoke of difficulties in demolishing illegal buildings in some areas of the metropolis.

He requested the Chief Minister to make available more police personnel to the SBCA for the purpose.

Qaim Ali Shah in his remarks appreciated the performance of the SBCA. However, he stated that there was a need to further activate this organisation.

He pointed out that no building can be constructed without the approval of the Building Control Authority nor water, electricity and gas connections can be made available.

Chief Minister asked the SBCA officials as to where they were when the illegal buildings were being constructed.

He directed that for stopping construction of any illegal building prompt measures should be taken.

Qaim Ali Shah said that through advertisements the people be also informed about any illegal construction.

He also asked the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to extend every cooperation to the SBCA.

Chief Minister also directed the KMC, KESC, SSGC, Registrar Revenue Board and other officials concerned not to provide any utility service to new building unless the SBCA issues the no objection certificate (NOC).