Heritage buildings in Karachi were illegally occupied | Instant News

A cultural heritage building in the Karachi Bolton Market area allegedly inhabited by land grabbers was influential in collusion with officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority.

According to sources, the building of cultural heritage located in Plot No. 1, Sheet No. BR-2, in the Karachi Bolton Market area adjacent to the Fabric Market, was allegedly occupied by a builder named Muhammad Kashif in collusion with officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority consolidating his ownership with fake documents.

Sources further said that initially builders destroyed the site behind the building and began construction work. Then, he destroyed the rest of the building and built a multilevel structure.

There is no clearer fact from the southern district of the city, which holds the largest concentration of buildings from British colonial times, many of which have been declared protected sites.

An unprecedented increase in population, unplanned urbanization, illegal land occupation and a lack of government attention are key factors behind the city’s destroyed architectural assets.

Karachi’s population was only 400,000 at the time of the distribution, but now it has exceeded 15 million, according to official estimates, and more than 20 million according to unofficial estimates.

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