Master Plan 2047 of Karachi being prepared, says Nasir Hussain Shah.


KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the provincial government is committed to wipe out illegal construction and promote legal construction to ensure safety of people for which a vigilance committee is formed to oversee all types of construction activities in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. He was addressing a meeting with members of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD). The minister was also accompanied by Secretary Local Government Roshan Ali Sheikh, Director General Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Zafar Ahsan, Chief Engineer KWSB Ghulam Qadir and other government officials. The minister said the formation of Oversee Committee was in the final stages and quoted the DG SCBA as confirming the committee will be constituted by the first week of January, 2020. He also highlighted that a mechanism for fast-track approval of small projects had already been launched, adding that the similar system for big projects would be introduced very soon. He also vowed to resolve problems faced by the builders of Hyderabad.

He said the Sindh government was also forming a portal for ease of doing business. Minister said Master Plan 2047 of Karachi was also being prepared keeping in view contemporary requirements. Responding to concerns raised by Chairman ABAD regarding illegal constructions, the minister said a vigilance committee had been formed by the SBCA which would lead action against all illegitimate constructions. He also sought a support of ABAD in this regard. He said the provincial government was going to launch 171 infrastructure and development projects which would be completed by June 2020. He said that the World Bank is assisting for Rs...

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