Islamabad: Housing Ministry officials told a parliamentary panel that the load-bearing issues identified in I-12 apartments have been resolved, according to a news source. They stated that soil testing reports revealed that the apartment buildings could bear loads ranging from 1.4 to 2.4 tons per square feet.
They presented these findings to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Housing Works; with Engineer Mohammad Najeeb Haroon acting as the chair. Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) is a subsidiary of the Housing Ministry and is building 3,200 apartments in the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) I-12 sector.
Previously, PHA officials and the project’s contractor pointed out load-bearing issues in the buildings structure a few months ago. However, Housing Secretary Dr Imran Zeb Khan and other officials revealed that these issues had been resolved. To this end, the committee directed CDA Member Planning Dr Shahid Mahmood to cooperate with the housing ministry to solve any remaining issues.