Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) bans construction of more than two floors on plots above than 120 sq yards. This decision has been taken to control the illegal construction of portion and units in residential areas.
According to the notification the construction should not exceed ground + 2 floors for residential plots above 120 sq yards. The ban is applicable in 5 towns of Karachi which are:
- Gulshan Town
- Gulberg Town
- North Nazimabad Town
- Liaquatabad Town
- Jamshed Town
The ban was imposed on the recommendation of advisory committee of SBCA. The notification was issued in a meeting which was presided by Director General of SBCA Agha Maqsood Abbas.
It is believed that the decision was taken after complains about illegal construction of portions in different areas of these towns resulting in electricity and sewerage related issues.
Clifton Cantonment Board also sent notices to banglows in block 8 & 9 where residential area is being used for commercial activities. Many offices, schools and hospitals were operating in that area. This step was taken on the orders of Supreme Court.
After the notice period expires the board will take action against the owners of these properties by sealing the property