Adding more floors: SHC stays construction of “Zam Zam Homes”

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday stayed the construction of “Zam Zam Homes” project in Parsi Colony, Jamshed town, Karachi.

SHC stayed the construction of project for constructing more floors against the approved plan and using it for commercial purpose.

SBCA has issued construction permission on a plot having number 64-JM Jamshed Quarter, Jamshed Town Karachi to one Jabir Sadiq on 27th November 2014. According to a public notice issued by SBCA the project was approved for basements/parking+ Ground (recreational area & flat) + 1st to 4th floor.

The petitioner, Rana Faizul Hasan, Secretary General of NGO Human Rights Commission of Pakistan named Sindh Building Control Association (SBCA), director MPGO, owner of ZAM ZAM Homes project, K-Electric, MD KWSB, MD SSGC, sub-registrar Jamshed town and Administrator Karachi as respondents.

The petitioner pleaded the court that owner of “Zam Zam Homes” project is constructing against the plan approved by SBCA. He submitted that project’s owner has got B+G+4 approved plan from SBCA to construct residential flats but now he is constructing more floors. “Zam Zam homes” project is now being constructed for commercial purpose which is violation of the Supreme Court’s order.

In the petition, Hasan requested the court to ask SBCA how residential plot can be used for commercial purpose.

He requested the court to restrain KWSB, SSGC and K-electric to provide utility facilities to the project until the court’s order.