Utility providers to be disconnected to vacate Karachi’s unsafe buildings    

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KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani has directed the authorities to vacate the 382 buildings declared harmful for dwelling from the civic authorities within the metropolis, ARY NEWS reported.

He stated this whereas chairing a gathering to implement apex court docket orders on dilapidated constructing and marriage halls within the metropolis on Monday.

Commissioner Karachi

The commissioner warned that in case of any untoward incident, the Sindh Constructing Management Authority (SBCA) officers beneath whose nostril, the dilapidated buildings have been erected, can be answerable for the results.

Director Harmful buildings briefed the commissioner, saying that there are 382 harmful buildings within the metropolis together with 303 of them within the district South, 14 in district East and 10 in district Central.

He informed the assembly that notices have been served to the house owners of the buildings however they’re avoiding to implement the orders of the constructing management authority.

The choice to demolish the harmful buildings within the metropolis has come within the backdrop of latest incidents within the metropolis, the place such constructing have caved-in inflicting fatalities and accidents in some circumstances.

Learn Extra: Karachi: Police to organize checklist of harmful buildings

The assembly mentioned the concept to disconnect the utility connections of such buildings. It was determined that each one the involved deputy commissioners would maintain the assembly with the officers of utility group to implement the plan.

The assembly additionally determined to take stern motion towards the wedding halls constructed on residential land in Korangi space of town.

The commissioner was briefed that 45 marriage halls had been established illegally on residential plots within the space. It was determined to seal all such plots.  



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