Baldia factory: Architect’s licence was cancelled in 2001

Published: September 28, 2012
SHARES
Email
The architect joined the council on March 7, 1986 but his license was cancelled on January 21, 2001. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The architect joined the council on March 7, 1986 but his license was cancelled on January 21, 2001. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: 

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.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (1)

  • sgrr
    Sep 28, 2012 - 1:46PM

    The manipulation of record has been started to avoid the skins. Is their forensic evidence available to prove the claim?

    Recommend

More in Sindh