HYDERABAD: Sehwan Development Authority (SDA), responsible for the development of Jamshoro district, has decided to suspend the approval of layout plans and no objection certificates (NOCs) granted to seven housing schemes.
The authority issued separate letters to the builders and developers of these schemes, citing delays in internal development as the reason for this punitive action.
According to sources, Jamshoro has witnessed a significant rise in the number of housing schemes, with several builders and developers from Karachi launching projects along the M9 Motorway.
The jurisdiction of these projects extends from Sehwan to the Lucky Cement factory on the motorway.
The details suggest that the NOCs were issued to Abdullah Royal, Madina City, and Ideal City as far back as 2010 and 2011.
Besides, the official stated that the concerned builders were issued multiple notices to provide explanations for the delays in carrying out internal development, but they failed to respond.
The SDA has directed the builders to verify their land records with the Directorate of Settlement and Survey. They are also required to formally request an extension on the layout plan to reinstate the NOCs.
In the meantime, Engr Faraz Memon, Vice Chairman of the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) Hyderabad Region, has accused certain officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) of targeting his project as retaliation for his written complaints against some authority members.
Following Memon’s complaints, the Sindh High Court intervened and prevented the SBCA from taking action against the petitioner’s housing scheme in Hyderabad.
Memon stated that on April 17, he wrote a letter to the chairman of the ABAD Sindh chapter, detailing his grievances against certain officers of SBCA Hyderabad.
The chairman forwarded the complaint to the Director General of SBCA, leading to explanation notices being served to the accused officers.
Memon claimed that in response to his complaints, the authority served him two notices, alleging violations of the approved building plan and the NOC.
He informed the court that on May 23, the SBCA sought assistance from the commissioner’s office to seal the booking office of his project.
The court adjourned the hearing of the petition until August 17, while issuing notices to the respondents.