The Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners confirmed on Thursday that it cancelled the registration of architect Muhammad Qamar Uddin in 2001, three years before he designed the ill-fated Ali Enterprise Baldia factory.
The architect joined the council on March 7, 1986 but his license was cancelled on January 21, 2001, said council chairperson Shama Usman.
“Perhaps he had stopped practicing,” she said, about the architect whose signatures allowed the factory design to be approved in 2004 by SITE, a government entity responsible for implementing building bylaws in the industrial estate. Inquires to track the architect have led to dead ends. His enlistment number with the council is LA-0035. SITE is also looking for him.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2012.