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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Naila Wajid Khan presented the budget documents to the CDGK administrator

Administrator Karachi Lala Fazlur Rehman while exercising the powers of City Council Karachi vested in him under the rules gave approval of City District Government Karachi’s Rs53, 958.40million tax free budget for fiscal year 2010-2011. Earlier EDO Finance & Planning Naila Wajid Khan presented the budget books and other documents to Administrator Karachi on Tuesday and the same was finally approved by Administrator Karachi in the form of Resolution. The draft budget was already approved by the city council Karachi via its Resolution No.4 on 7th May 2010.

On this occasion Administrator Karachi said that the budget of city government Karachi has been prepared under the directive and policies of Government of Sindh. “We have tried to carry on the journey of progress and development in Karachi despite of present financial crisis in the country”, he said, adding that the budget allocations for different sectors were made on equal basis and the education and health sector received maximum amount. No new tax has been imposed even in tough current financial condition and huge amount was allocated to development works in the city. He expressed hope that the journey of development would be made continue by improving the current receipts condition.

According to the budget documents, the total receipts of City Government during fiscal year 2010-2011 are expected to stand at Rs53958.40million while the total expenditure has been estimated at Rs53874.02 million, leaving an amount of Rs84.38million as surplus.

The Revenue Department has been given topmost slot in the revenue generation list which is expected to collect Rs7648.34million in the year 2010-2011. Grants /Releases from Government of Sindh are listed next which are Rs5981.72milliion. The total dues of defunct KMC/KDA against KESC are Rs1983.06million. The other major revenue sources include Rs1512million from Municipal Services, Rs1266.32million from Master Plan, Rs1000million from KBCA as transfer of income, Rs805.33million from Works & Services, Rs814.92million from Finance & Planning, Rs567.30million from Enterprise & Investment Promotion, Rs135.55million from Coordination, Rs129.10million from Transport & Communication, Rs85.49million from Community Development, Rs54.37million from Health, Rs46.43million from Karachi Mass Transit Cell, Rs14597.80million from Water & Sanitation Department(KW&SB). Funds for Devolved Departments of Government of Sindh through Single Line Transfer System (Salary, Non Salary &I ADP) are Rs17, 329.96million.

City Government has for the first time set aside an amount of Rs120million for Circular Railway which is more than its share for this project while other handsome allocations are also made for Landhi Korangi Cottage Industry, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Cardiac Care Emergency Units, Storm water drainage system, procurement of emergency fire extinguishing equipments and vehicles and construction of oil tankers terminal in Zulfiqarabad. A total of Rs24,137.16million has been allocated for development projects in the city government budget for 2010-2011.

City Government has allocated major amount of Rs11, 285.06million for Education and Rs9156.09million for Health Budget. The total amount allocated for Education and Health is 30 percent of the total budget while Rs9156.09million has been set aside for the budget of Works & Services. The other allocations in budget include Rs3400million for Annual Development Program(District), Rs1156.46 for Municipal Services, Rs556.34million for Community Development, Rs506.25million for Information Technology, Rs533.20million for Transport & Communication, Rs367.09million for Agriculture, Rs225.64 for Karachi Mass Transit Cell, Rs205.88million for Master Plan, Rs39.82million for E&IP, Rs1349.89 for departments of Coordination Group and Rs22.09million for Literacy

Afterwards Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman along with EDO F&P Naila Wajid Khan and other officers of finance department called on Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan at his office and briefed him about the city government budget…

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sindh High Court issues notice to CCPO on police stations construction on public property


Sindh High Court issued show cause notice to CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed, questioning under what authority police stations were being constructed on public property without lawful land acquisition.
A division bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, passed order on petition of Sheikh Barkat Ali, who challenged construction of police station building on plot adjacent to his house R-80, B-4/A of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.
He impleaded Sindh Home Secretary, Sindh Police Chief, City Police Chief, Chief Controller KBCA, Town Police Officer & SHO Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town police station as respondents. He submitted Mobina Town police illegally occupied 40 feet wide lane & plot meant for community clinic in Block 4/A. Police authorities neither fulfilled legal formalities nor acquired land nor made compensation.(NC Report)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Agha Siraj Durrani lashes out at CDGK —Advices nazims, other officials to go to the hospital for their mental checkups

By Saleem Chandio and Bachal Chandio
KARACHI: Sindh Local Government’s Minister, Agha Siraj Khan Durrani on Tuesday strongly criticized the City Nazim, Syed Musafa Kamal and said that the City Government had no power to interfere in the affairs of the Karachi Building Control Authority.
He was speaking on a point of order in reference to a statement of the City Nazim and City Government’s announcement of canceling the building plans approved by the KBCA during the past six months.
Referring to a TV interview of the City Nazim, the Local Government Minister said, amidst slogans of shame-shame, that he had no authority to come live on TV and utter abuses.
He said that if they had any problems, they should come and discuss the same with them.
He said that they were pursuing a policy of reconciliation and it was the kindness of President Asif Ali Zardari that funds were being provided to them. He said that he neither dictates anyone nor takes dictation from anyone but would do whatever he felt to be right.
He said that the Nazims were making illegal appointments and using funds illegally and he could not sit silent on that. He said that the government gives funds to the defunct KMC and city Government and when they did not get funds, they start raising hue and cry.
He advised them to go to some hospital where they could get their mental checkup and get themselves treated there. (RT)

Monday, January 25, 2010

KBCA Chief meets ABAD delegation

Chief Controller of Karachi Building Control Authority Mr Manzoor Qadir meets a delegation of Assocaition of Builders and Developer headed by ABAD chairman Mr. Farooq uz Zaman at KBCA office. Senior officers of KBCA were also present in the meeting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

CITY GOVT. COMPLETES 40 PERCENT RESTORATION WORK ON DAMAGED BUILDINGS


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the repair and restoration of arson hit 9 markets of Boulton Market has been 40 percent completed and the commercial activities in these markets would resume within a week. ABAD (Association of Builders & Developers) has also initiated construction of a damaged building comprising 400 shops and ware houses with its own resources. All efforts are being taken to rehabilitate the affected traders in their own shops as soon as possible.

He expressed these views during a visit to Boulton Market and other arson hit markets of the area. He also met with the affected traders and contractors of city government and water board. The traders appreciated the efforts of Nazim Karachi for their early rehabilitation. They said that these extraordinary efforts have assured them of their soon rehabilitation.

Nazim Karachi on this occasion said that without waiting for the government aid, being the City Nazim I have started repair and restoration of damaged and gutted buildings and shops of M.A Jinnah Road and already 40 percent of work has been done while rest of work will also be completed soon. He said that the citizens of Karachi were working on the rehabilitation of arson affected business community on self help basis. I salute all those who have contributed in the relief fund or taking part in the restoration activities.

City Nazim said that at this stage it was not possible to assess the exact loss suffered by the main commercial center of Karachi. However, the affectees had desired to get back their shops in original state and the buildings were made business able. On their request we did not wait for even a day and just started repair work on all those buildings that had been handed over to us by the KBCA. Already 40 percent of this work has been completed. The reconstruction of dangerous and razed buildings has also been started.

Nazim Karachi also appreciated the national spirit of city government contractors who had taken up the repair and restoration of 9 affected buildings. He said that they have responded well to the appeal to do something for their city and country. He said that city government has been doing all this despite of facing acute monetary crisis.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Qaim Ali Shah orders survey of dilapidated buildings

In the wake of collapse of a building in Karachi's Mithadar area on Friday night, the Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has ordered a survey of all the dilapidated buildings in the metropolis.
In a statement here on Friday night, the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to conduct a survey of the dilapidated buildings in Karachi.
He further instructed that steps be undertaken in this connection on priority basis so that no such incident could recur in future.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Home dept approves KBCA Police Station

Home Department, Government of Sindh through a notification has approved the establishment of a police station for Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA). The police station has been named as Karachi Building Control Authority Police Station under Establishment of City Government Police Station and Criminal Procedure Code 1898. It will work under the supervision of Local Government Department, Government of Sindh.
The police station will be authorized to file cases pertaining to violation of Karachi Building Control Ordinance 1979 and impose penalties against the accused.
This step of Sindh government will be a useful source against illegal encroachments and promote beauty and development in Karachi, a handout said yesterday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

KBCA starts operation against illegal farm houses

The Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) has started action against various commercial farm houses on agricultural and poultry land in Gadap Town, on the directive of Chief Controller of Buildings, Manzoor Kadir.
In this regard a KBCA demolition team razed illegal RCC bungalow-type rest house portion with the help of heavy machinery constructed in Sita Gadyano Farm House and Super Millennium Farm House.
The demolition operation was carried out under the supervision of TBO Gadap Town, Aqeel Ahmed Abidi, Controller of Demolition Capt (Rtd) Shahid Waseem, Deputy Controller Gadap Town, Waqar Ahmed and Assistant Controller Mazhar Shah.
A heavy police posse headed by TPO Gadap Rao Anwar, SHO Gulshan-e-Maymar Police Station Amanullah Marwat and SHO Gadap Sajjad Hyder was present to control any law and order situation.
A KBCA spokesman said yesterday that demolition action will continue against more illegal farm houses with the cooperation of area police.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

KBCA demolishes illegal structures

On the directives of Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) chief controller Manzoor Qadir, a demolition squad took action against some illegal constructions in Liaquatabad Town and razed third floor roof, partition walls and columns at plot No.1, Block 3-D and Plot No 19/20, Block 3-D. It also demolished third floor parts, walls, columns and shuttering at plot No.17/6, Block 3-F. KBCA team also demolished a portion of second floor roof at plot No.6/9, Block 2-K, Nazimabad.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

KBCA starts action against illegal use of govt land

KARACHI: Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) has started taking action against illegal constructions on government land leased out for 30 years for agriculture and poultry farming but instead is being used as farm house in Gadap Town. On the directives of Chief Controller of Buildings Manzoor Qadir, notices have been issued to the farm houses used for illegal commercial purposes and on non-implementation of the notices in given mean time, demolition of all those farm houses will be undertaken, a KBCA release said yesterday.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

KBCA Chief highlights Authority's one year performance

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has approved the establishment of KBCA police station and a special court with full powers to take action against violators of Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) and the notification in this regard was awaited from the provincial home department.

This was disclosed by Arch Manzoor Qadir, Chief Controller of Buildings, KBCA, in a media chat at his chamber in the Civic Centre on June 3.

“The individual violators have stretched to groups who over a period of time have developed into a powerful mafia and stern actions are required to overcome the mafia, he pointed out.

The KBCA, he said, remains determined to vigorously enforce relevant laws which need police assistance and which is not available to required extent from police department and, therefore, KBCA need an exclusive police station and KBCA special court for prosecution of violators besides magisterial powers to KBCA officials.

“We moved a summary to the Chief Minister in this regard, having explained that the attainment of our objectives would just remain a dream if we were not provided with the desired facilities", Manzoor Qadir said adding that "we proposed actions in the interest of the security of public investment well as for good governance".

The CCOB said approval of the summary indicates the realization of the fact that the KBCA must be empowered both in legal and physical terms in order to enforce the building laws that are grossly violated by mafia.

By approving the summary, the provincial government has agreed to confer all the powers of a special magistrate on three senior officers (BPS 19) or above of the KBCA who could perform their duties to check unauthorized construction in accordance with approved plan and ensure the enforcement of the court orders of ejection of illegal occupants from the premises constructed illegally.

He informed that provincial government has allowed the establishment of a KBCA Police Station on the patterns of the CDGK and the KESC with all powers exercisable by a Station House Officer under the provisions of the code of Criminal Procedure in respect of offences of the Sindh Building Control Ordinance and other applicable laws.

Similarly approval has also been accorded for the establishment of a KBCA Court for trial of offences or prosecution cases under Section 19 of the Sindh Building Control Ordinance.

It will also have the powers of civil courts to decide the disputes between the purchasers and builders/developers. The special court is proposed to function under the supervision of a District Judge.

The CCOB pointed out that 90 violations of Building bylaws were being committed in justthree Towns of Saddar, Lyari and Liaquatabad and all 32 concerned officials were suspended on the order of Sindh Minister for Local Government for ignoring the violations.

He said these officials have now been restored but not given any posting until all the illegal buildings are demolished which they allowed to be constructed under their very nose and alternatively they will have to go home.

He informed that out of 100 buildings identified as having been constructed illegally, 90 were located in the Towns of Saddar, Lyari and Liaquatabad.

He said illegal construction activities started because of lacking police support to the under-strength KBCA.

In this regard he particularly cited example of two coolies who were thrown on ground from 7th floor of a building in Saddar Town being constructed illegally when they went their for demolition action.

He pointed out that in Lyari Town 17 buildings were demolished but these were reconstructed and KBCA took the matter to High Court and also registered a FIR against the police as they were directed by high Court not to allow a demolished structure to reappear.

He said that out of 100 buildings identified 28 were demolished in Lyari and 11 out of 12 in Saddar Town besides 17 in Liqauatabad Town.

He said while situation has been controlled in Liaquatabad Town, vilations are still being reported from Saddar and Lyari Towns and the situation will come under control there and elsewhere in the city when KBCA Police Station and Special Courts will start functioning.

The CCOB informed that KBCA plan for city skyline has been approved with demarcation of two high density zones - at I.I. Chundrigar road to Mai Kolachi and around Shaheed-e-Millat Road encompassing Shahrah-e-Faisal, Kashmir Road and Shahrah-e-Quaideen.

He said buildings to be constructed in these zones will have their own power generation, water supply and sewerage treatment facilities and their construction will not over-burden existing utilities.

Anyone wishing to undertake a project in high density zone will have to work either in joint venture with City or Provincial Government or bring foreign investment. He said they would be allowed 1:12 ratio whereby minimum 40 floors can be constructed with no upper limit.

He said that it has been suggested that instead of each project to have its own power plant, water treatment and sewerage treatment plants, these facilities would be created for entire area for which Federal Government has been approached for assistance in the form of seed money.

He said the idea was developed by a team of 11 renowned architects led by Yawar Abbas Gilani.

Replying a question, Manzoor Qadir said that the KBCA provided funds of Rs 1.18 billion to the City District Government in one year.



Wednesday, March 18, 2009

KBCA cancels NOCs of Aman Residency and Highway City

Karachi: Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) has cancelled No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for advertisement for sale of two private public sale projects besides imposing ban on their construction.
A KBCA release on Tuesday stated that the authority has cancelled NOC for sale and advertisement of Project‘Aman Residency ’ on plot No. 7 Block-E III, Nazimabad, and also suspended builder’s license of M/s Mahar Associates for six month owing to non-completion of the project within stipulated time. KBCA has also cancelled sale and advertisement NOC of another project ‘Highway City’ at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Corridor Scheme 33, Sector N.18 C and Sector No.19 C for violating the construction rules of the authority. Earlier, the layout plan of the same project was also cancelled.

Friday, March 6, 2009

KBCA moves Govt. for its court & Police station


The establishment of a Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) Court and a KBCA police station, and conferring magisterial powers to senior officials will help stop illegal constructions, and end disputes between builders and allottees, KBCA Chief Controller Manzoor Qadir said.

According to a press release issued on Wednesday, he said this while presiding over a meeting of officials of the Authority. He further said that the summary of the plan has been sent to the Sindh government.

He also said that problems are being faced due to a shortage of technical staff in all 18 towns of Karachi, and added that recommendations have been made for the appointment of 400 technical staff in this regard. (Press Release)