Karachi: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) recently identified three dangerous buildings in North Nazimabad and other parts of the city, a news source reported. As per the publication, the authority proceeded with the demolition of one of the aforementioned buildings, and decided to seal the other two — with their demolition planned for a later date.
On Sunday, a three-floor building built over 54 square yards in the Kosar Niazi Colony of North Nazimabad slanted on one side. The following day, SCBA officials reached the locality and declared it dangerous for residence. Later, in the afternoon, the demolition squad of the civic agency, accompanied by the Rangers and police for security, commenced with knocking down the structure. Reportedly, the building was razed down manually due to the excessive population in the area.
In addition, a heritage building in the city that had been found to have a weak foundation was also demolished by the civic body.
The officials concerned informed that two other buildings were also vacated in the vicinity and cordoned off for precaution. At first, the walls of these structures will be razed down, followed by the demolition of the entire buildings over the next two weeks.
According to the information available, the SBCA has launched this drive to identify dangerous buildings and demolish them to the ground following the directives issued by the Supreme Court (SC).