KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has imposed a complete ban on the construction of high-rise buildings in Karachi.
According to a notification issued by the authority on May 23, the ban has been issued in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued on March 16, 2017.
The notification calls for a complete ban on construction of multi-storied / high-rise buildings beyond ground plus two stories in Karachi region.
It also states that the authority received a letter from the Sindh Local Government calling to impose a ban on all high-rise buildings in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.
However, it does not state about the No Objection Certificates (NOCs) which have already been issued for the skyscrapers and high-rise buildings in the city.