SBCA of­fi­cials, de­mol­ish­ing squad ex­tort­ing money in con­nivance with NGOs

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Sindh Build­ing Con­trol Au­thor­ity (SBCA) has failed to end li­ai­son with typ­i­cal NGOs which are meant to mint money from Karachi­ites who re­pair or con­struct their homes or from those Karachi­ites who in­vest their money in el­e­vat­ing their al­ready ex­ist­ing homes in form of ad­di­tional floor.

The SBCA has made it an im­pos­si­ble task for the Karachi­ites to el­e­vate their homes and the peo­ple get ex­hausted by vis­it­ing the SBCA and com­plet­ing the re­quired for­mal­i­ties. How­ever, if the NGOs are bribed, the SBCA keeps eyes closed.

In ma­jor­ity, cit­i­zens in their in­di­vid­ual ca­pac­ity are worst af­fected while in­flu- en­tial and prop­erty builders are ex­empted and al­lowed to de­ceive the in­vestors even with­out com­plet­ing re­quired doc­u­ments and with­out ob­tain­ing prior no ob­jec­tion cer­tifi­cates.

The NGOs that are black­mail­ing the Karachi­ites do not do any other work ex­cept trac­ing peo­ple and fil­ing com­plaints at the SBCA men­tion­ing plot num­ber, se­tor or phase num­ber and area.

Agents of black­mail­ing NGOs pro­vide snaps of the un­der con­struc­tion homes and the SBCA team of the area con­cerned ar­rives at that par­tic­u­lar plot and ei­ther mints money from the per­son who is el­e­vat­ing his home or de­mol­ishes the un­der con­struc­tion part of build­ing for fail­ing to get the bribe. nal­lah.

In past, SBCA which was pre­vi­ously Karachi Build­ing Con­trol Au­thor­ity (KBCA) had pun­ished dozens of NGOs’ lead­ers and jour­nal­ists as they were caged in­side the KBCA and beaten worst. How­ever, the men­ace still pre­vail­ing in full form and many pub­lish­ers and news ed­i­tors of dummy news­pa­pers, dummy pe­ri­od­i­cals are ex­tort­ing money from the sim­ple peo­ple.

The SBCA con­trollers, de­mol­ish­ing squad, and oth­ers are work­ing in close co­or­di­na­tion with the black­mail­ing NGOs and pub­lish­ers and ed­i­tors of dummy news­pa­pers. Presently, these black­mail­ers are ac­tive in Li­aquatabad, Naz­imabad, New Karachi, North Karachi, Gul­berg, F B Area and Malir. photo by Syed Rizwan

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