The Sindh High Court (SHC) has been told by the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) on Tuesday that all the construction activities at Bahria Town Karachi were unauthorized and illegal.
According to the details, SBCA told that the management of Bahria Town Karachi had launched the “Bahria Greens” project without obtaining a sale and advertisement no-objection certificate (NOC) from the authority.
During the hearing of a petition filed against Bahria Town’s new scheme, the SBCA deputy director (design and complaint) stated that before launching a large publicity campaign of “Bahria Greens” on media for booking/sale of plots, the management of the Bahria Town Karachi didn’t obtain the NOC from the concerned authority as required under Section 5 of SBCO 1979.
The petition against Bahria Town said that a layout plan for land measuring 4,696.685 acres was issued by the Malir Development Authority (MDA) back in August 2014 and the private housing society had applied for issuance of a revised no-objection certificate (NOC) for the same land which could not be considered due to non-fulfillment of conditions of the NOC issued earlier.
“M/s Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd continued construction of multi-story buildings/bungalows and development of the project without valid approvals/NOCs from the SBCA and other agencies and matter was under inquiry with NAB authorities and also sub-judice before the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” the SBCA said.