SBCA to get 382 unsafe buildings vacated in Karachi
Karachi: According to the news sources, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani has directed the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to get all the 382 hazardous buildings vacated in order to ensure the safety of the citizens.
Chairing a meeting on Monday in this regard in pursuance of Supreme Court orders, Shallwani said: “In case of any loss due to these dangerous buildings, the relevant officials will be held responsible.”
SBCA director for dangerous buildings Ashkar Dawer shared that there were hazardous buildings in the city out of which 303 were in the South district, 14 in the East district, and 10 in the Central district. He also informed the meeting that notices have been served to the owners of the buildings but they are avoiding to implement the orders of the SBCA.
The meeting was closed after coming to the consensus that the utility connections of such buildings should be disconnected and all the relevant deputy commissioners would hold meetings with officials of the utility organization to implement the decision.
The meeting was attended by high officials including the Deputy Commissioner South Irshad Ali, all additional deputy directors of the SBCA, Cantonment Boards, officials of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA), and all senior officials of the District Municipal Corporations (DMCs).