The recent report by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) revealed that Karachi came 5th in the list of worst cities of the world sandwiched between Lagos, Nigeria and Douala Cameroon.
The Sindh High Density Development Board Bill 2010 passed as Bill No.14 of 2010 has changed its shape three times. It was first Bill No.11 of 2009 then it became Bill No.10 of 2010 and finally it is Bill No.14 of 2010.
The provincial government deserves “congratulations” on passing the passing of this bill. This law will surely push Karachi to the bottom ranking as the worst city in the world very soon. Sadly through this bill the interior of Sindh will also be destroyed. The passing has been done in a devious manner, which is expected of the Parliamentarians representing us.
In 2008 our ever smiling president Asif Ali Zardari decided that Karachi must have many high-rises along the line of his second home Dubai. In August 2008 a decision was made by the minister for the local Government, Mr Agha Siraj Durrani (who is the right hand man of Mr Zardari in Sindh for such matters) that KBCA should approve 100 storey buildings in Karachi. Fortunately this was easier said than done as the government had to constitute and notify a committee of eleven architects. The committee was tasked to review of the existing bye-laws and the proposed revisions
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