KARACHI: The Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority has failed to control illegal construction in the slum areas of Karachi, which led to unregulated settlements in the city, weakening the urban structure, and increase in densification.
The Sindh Building Control Authority officials claimed that they do not have control over the slum areas. Meanwhile, Director of Sindh Katchi Abadi Authority Ghani Jhukio has turned a blind eye to illegal constructions.
The low-income settlements have also impacted the economic and social well-being of not only those who live in undesirable conditions but also the community at large.
The construction of multi-story illegal buildings continues in most slums areas of the city, which includes Lyari, Gulbahar, Liaquatabad, Usmanabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, New Karachi, and Malir Model Colony.
In the slum part of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, sources have revealed that the land mafia is illegally constructing multi-storey buildings on plots of 60 and 80 yards.
Officials of Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority have allegedly passed the maps in exchange for huge bribes and allowed the builders to construct buildings in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 4-A Quaid-e-Azam Colony.