Builder, SBCA Officials Booked In Moosa Colony Building Collapse Case.

KARACHI -- Police arrested a builder, said to be a police employee, on charges of using substandard material, negligence and illegal construction of a six-storey building that collapsed in Moosa Colony on July 18, causing damages to nearby homes and shops.

SSP-Central Maroof Usman said that the builder, identified as Amir, was arrested and officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) were also booked in the case pertaining to negligence. He said a deputy director of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation had lodged an FIR at the Gulberg police station, but the complainant did not mention names of any officials. The SSP said that original owner(s) had sold the plots to the held builder.

KMC Gulberg Town deputy Director Mohammed Arif Kazmi in his complaint stated that the plot no 1113 (residential-cum-commercial) measuring 77.08 square yards situated at Moosa Colony was leased out in favour of Shams-ul-Haq in 1996 and plot no 1114...

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