SBCA played ‘very negative’ role in Karachi: Ali Zaidi

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has expressed his sympathies with the residents of the building that collapsed in Korangi.
At least five people were dead and a dozen other were wounded when a four-storey building collapsed in Allahwalla Town as rescue efforts continued late in the night.
Federal Minister Zaidi blamed the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) for the disaster said the organisation played a very negative role in Karachi by allowing unplanned developments to mushroom all over the city without any checks.
“Prayers & sympathies go out to residents of the building that collapsed in Korangi. Relevant agencies must conduct thorough probe. SBCA has played a very negative role in KHI by allowing unplanned developments to mushroom all over KHI without any checks on quality of construction,” he said in tweet.

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The Korangi director of the SBCA had said the building was illegal and was approved without any layout or map. A four-storey residential building collapsed in Korangi’s Allahwala Town on Thursday, killing at least four persons and leaving several others wounded.
Police, Rangers, local administration officials and volunteers had rescued the people trapped the debris. Army personnel also assisted by using thermal and motion sensors to locate those buried in the rubble.
The body of a child was retrieved from the rubble and shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, along with at least six injured residents. The deceased was identified as 15-year-old Waqas,
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