ISLAMABAD: News reports reveal that work continues on several construction projects in the country that are not properly authorised. Federal and provincial corruption and crime watchdog agencies must interrogate housing and urban development officials, among others, for authorising illegal construction projects in different cities of the country.
Even in the upper and lower regions of Sindh, one can find irregularities such as the authorisation of projects far exceeding zoning limitations; and raising buildings in zones where construction is not allowed. And this can only be done by bribing officials. Is there any elected representative or a high-up who could order any relevant organisation or agency to investigate those involved in illegal construction and manipulation of revenue record to facilitate the builder mafia and their partners in crime?
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2020.