Rooshan Sheikh Secretary local government has given the go-ahead to constitute task force against illegal construction in Karachi. This step has been taken to stop mushroom growth of illegal construction, putting lives of millions at stake in Karachi. It is expected that vice chairman of task force will be selected from Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD).
This was announced in a gathering at ABAD house which was attended by Zafar Ahsan DG SBCA , chairman ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani, Rooshan Sheikh Secretary local government and a large number of ABAD members. While speaking at the occasion chairman ABAD Mohsin Sheikhani termed illegal construction biggest problem of the city, saying that it may create human catastrophe in case of any untoward incident. He said that members of ABAD were not allowed to commence construction before getting required 18 NOCs from SBCA, other departments and authorities concerned and this process took almost 18 to 24 months. He ruled out the impression that 30 percent of waste in Karachi was construction materials, saying that ABAD members were dispatching construction waste properly.