Replying another query, the minister said that proposed building plan of the US Consulate on plots No 3, 4 and 5, New TPX Area, at Mai Kolachi Road was approved by the then Karachi Building Control Authority
on April 24, 2008.
The mayor said that the former Karachi Building Control Authority
(KBCA) generated revenue of over Rs2bn annually before it was merged into the Sindh Building Control Authority.
The petitioner also alleged that some officials of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Karachi Building Control Authority
had been conniving in the illegal construction.
They changed the name of Karachi Building Control Authority
to Sindh Building Control Authority due to their bias."Ahmed paid tribute to the martyrs of the city who laid down their lives for the protection of Urdu in the country'.
The accused used to collect extortion money from the Karachi Building Control Authority
. The accused has also confessed to get illegal constructions approved by KBCA officials.
The provincial government has also taken over the Sindh Water & Sewerage Board, while the prized Karachi Building Control Authority
-- once under the city government -- has been transformed into the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA).
Siddiqui said it was joint responsibility of the city administration, Karachi Building Control Authority
(KBCA), builders as well as shopkeepers and the residents' associations of these building to realize their responsibility.
"In the newly presented LG draft, the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) and Karachi Building Control Authority
have also given in the control of Minister for Local Bodies, which tantamount to an unjust act with the people and the elected representatives of the city", Khan added.
Shehri, Helpline Trust and the media have been drawing the attention of the government, Karachi Building Control Authority
and Association of Builders and Developers, to the gross violations of building laws by greedy developers.
KBCA donates: The Karachi Building Control Authority
(KBCA) has announced a sum of Rs 5 million for the government's flood relief fund.
The other major revenue sources included Rs1.512 billion from the Municipal Services, Rs1.266 billion from Master Plan, Rs1 billion from Karachi Building Control Authority
as transfer of income, Rs805.33 million from Works and Services, Rs814.92 million from Finance and Planning, Rs567.30 million from Enterprise and Investment Promotion, Rs 135.55 million from Coordination, Rs 1 29.10 million from Transport and Communication, Rs85.49 million from Community Development, Rs54.37 million from Health, Rs46.43 million from Karachi Mass Transit Cell and Rs 14.597 billion from Water and Sanitation Department Funds for the devolved departments of the Sindh government through the Single Line Transfer System were Rs 17.329 billion.
It further stated that the hawkers' stalls were primarily for the sole purpose of establishing a cabin bazaar with only ground floor constructions, but the Karachi Building Control Authority
(KBCA) had approved a 17-storey commercial building.