Karachi: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah met on Wednesday (December 08) to discuss the proposed Sindh regularisation of the Construction Ordinance 2021, news sources reported. The Sindh government drafted the proposed ordinance to legalise and penalise unlawful constructions and housing plans erected on state property.
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As per the report, Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab stated that the Construction Ordinance 2021 has been introduced to prevent a humanitarian disaster since the destruction and demolition of unlawful constructions will create a housing problem affecting millions of Karachi citizens. The meeting took place after Sindh asked permission from Pakistan’s Supreme Court (SC) to form a commission similar to the one formed by Punjab to regulate 6,000 unlawful housing schemes.
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According to the ordinance, a six-member panel led by a former Supreme Court judge or a Sindh High Court (SHC) judge would be constituted to inspect and penalise illegally constructed structures. The demolition campaign in the city would be halted following the signing of the ordinance, according to the Sindh government, unti