Vigilance committee formed to stop illegal construction: 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 all over Sindh. He was addressing a meeting with members of Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) here on Tuesday. 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.

Chairman ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani, Senior Vice Chairman Sohail Warind, Chairman Southern Region. Muhammad Ali Taufique, former Chairmen Hanif Gohar, Muhammad H assan Bakshi, Arif Yousuf Jeewa, Junaid Ashraf Taloo, Anwar Gagai and other members of the Association.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 has been formed by the SBCA and it will lead action against all illegitimate constructions. He also sought support of ABAD in this regard. He said the provincial government was going to launch 171 infrastructure...

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