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SBCA building inspector exposed demanding bribe from owner

KARACHI: A building inspector the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has been exposed while demanding a bribe of Rs2.5 million from a builder. SBCA North Karachi building inspector Amir Hussain conducted an operation against a three-storey building located in Sector

Construction continues at Tejori Heights in violation of court orders

KARACHI: The illegal construction of a residential complex owned by former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader and renowned gold trader Kamran Tessori is ongoing in violation of laws. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Pakistan Railways authorities took action last

Senior lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi elected SCBA president

ISLAMABAD: Senior lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi of Independent Group of lawyers, also known as the late Asma Jahangir group, was elected president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA). As per unofficial results, Afridi secured 1,236 votes against 959 voted

ACE summons two SBCA officers in corruption cases

KARACHI: Anti-Corruption Establishment has summoned two officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority on October 24 for an inquiry into several corruption cases. SBCA Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Director Sarfaraz Hussain, Deputy Director Sami Sheikh and inspector Sajad have been summoned to

Two Army officers set to be appointed in key SBCA positions

KARACHI: Authorities have started taking action against corrupt and unscrupulous elements in the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA). Sources informed that two army officers are set to be hired at the SBCA. This includes a Brigader who will be appointed

Illegal constructions

Another residential building has collapsed in Karachi, this time in Lyari. Two people were killed and 10 others were injured in the incident. This is the second building to have collapsed in the metropolis within a week and the fourth

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

SBCA’s suspended officers illegally given key positions

KARACHI: Several Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officers, who were suspended by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, have been issued key positions in the organisation, it has been revealed. Among those who have been favoured include Rehan Elachi and Ali

Engineer Ashkar Dawar appointed as DG SBCA

KARACHI: Engineer Ashkar Dawar has been appointed as Chairman Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) with immediate effect. A notification has been issued in this regard by Services, General Administration and Coordination Department signed by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah. The

Illegal construction continues in Karachi

KARACHI: The officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) have allowed illegal constructions in several areas of Karachi despite the increasing death rate of citizens due to the collapse of high-rise buildings. The construction of multi-story illegal buildings continues

SBCA’s negligence led to building collapse in Lyari

KARACHI: Gross negligence led to the collapse of the high-rise residential building in Khada Market area of Lyari in which at least three people lost their lives and fourteen others were injured. The delipidated building was declared unsafe for living

SBCA fails to control illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to control illegal construction in the city, just as reports emerged that a five-storey building collapsed in Lyari. Earlier, a five-storey building had collapsed in Liquatabad but the SBCA authorities failed

SBCA to disconnect civic facilities at illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has developed the course of action against illegal constructions and encroachments in the city. SBCA chairman Nasim-ul-Ghani Sahito has issued the code of conduct to be followed while taking action against illegal construction.

ACE Dept issues notices to SBCA officials

KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Department has launched an investigation against officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) for failing to take action against illegal construction and encroachments. ACE Sindh East Zone has initiated an inquiry but sources informed

Illegal construction underway on nine-storey building in Nazimabad

KARACHI: Rampant illegal constructions continue unabated across Karachi as the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) turns a blind eye amid the declining writ of local authorities. Illegal constructions are being done in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Liaquatabad, Landhi, Jamshed

Over 50 plots have illegal construction in Karachi’s Gulberg Town

KARACHI: Around 50 plots of land have been illegally occupied in Gulberg Town area of Karachi allegedly at the behest of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA). Director Gulberg Town Zargham Haider has handed over all responsibilities to Assistant Director

SBCA appoints officer in violation of Supreme Court’s directive

KARACHI: Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Director-General Nasimul Ghani Sahito has appointed Mushtaq Ibrahim Soomro as Director Admin, placing him on a collision course with Supreme Court of Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed had instructed to suspend the

SBCA allows seventh storey construction in Liaquatabad

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to control illegal constructions in Liaquatabad area, which continue unabated despite the ongoing lockdown. The construction has commenced on the seventh floor on an 80-square yard residential plot no. 164 located

SBCA takes action against illegal construction in Karachi

KARACHI: Taking the notice of reports regarding illegal construction published on MM TV News, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has initiated severe action against illegal constructions in Karachi. According to sources, the SBCA teams conducted major operations in various parts

SBCA officers receiving bribes to protect illegal buildings

KARACHI: Rather than implementing the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan over taking action against illegal constructions and allotment, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officials are using it as an opportunity to receive even more payments. Days after a

Another building tilts precariously in Karachi’s Gulbahar area

KARACHI: A month after a high-rise building collapsed in the Gulbahar (Old Golimar) area killing sixteen people, another six-storey building has been precariously tilting in the area raising fears that a tragedy could happen at any moment. According to area

SBCA officers receive bribes on issuing notices against illegal allotments

KARACHI: Several officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) are allegedly sending notices to residents in North Nazimabad, pretending to a part of an ongoing drive on directives of the Supreme Court. According to details, several SBCA officers have

Former SBCA officers involved in massive corruption

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to taken action against former director-general Zafar Ahsan and director Adil Omar who are allegedly involved in corruption worth Rs17 billion. The corruption allegations against suspended director Adil Omar Siddiqui were

Golimar building collapse

Another residential building has collapsed in Karachi and the death toll is significantly high. At least eighteen people have been killed and dozens are injured in Golimar area, a lower-income and highly congested locality in the city. The building was

Illegal construction continues in Karachi despite SC orders

KARACHI: Corrupt Mafia in Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has continued its illegal construction in Karachi, despite Supreme Court orders. Sources in SBCA have revealed to M.M. News that various zones of the city including Lyari Zone, Jamshed Zone, Gulberg

Sindh govt suspends 28 SBCA officials over corruption charges

KARACHI: Sindh government suspended 28 officials including two directors of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) over allegations of corruption and misappropriation. According to the notification issued by the provincial government, five Deputy Directors and 15 Assistant Directors of SBCA were