Islamabad - Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that Building Control Section (BCS) Directorate would ensure symmetry for all buildings of Islamabad and no violations would be tolerated in this regard.

No building would be allowed to operate without obtaining a completion certificate. Furthermore, implementation of Islamabad Residential Building Zoning Regulation 2005 would be ensured, he added.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA said this while chairing a meeting held at CDA Headquarters. The meeting reviewed the steps taken by the BCS Directorate to ensure enforcement of building bylaws.

The meeting was attended by the officers of concerned formations. The meeting was informed that a comprehensive campaign is underway to ensure implementation of Islamabad Residential Building Zoning Regulation 2005 in its true letter and spirit. For this purpose, the meeting was told, not only awareness among the masses is being created but strict actions are also being taken against the violators.

The meeting was further informed that obtaining building completion certificate has been mandatory. Public notices to this fact have been published addressed to owners of all buildings i.e. High Rise Buildings / Commercial Buildings / Institutional Buildings / Apartment Buildings / Residential Buildings, House and others have been directed not to occupy or give possession for occupancy of the building without obtaining completion certificate from CDA as required under clause 2.8.1 of Islamabad Residential Building Zoning Regulation 2005.

The occupants have been advised in their own interest not to occupy the buildings without completion certificate otherwise authority will proceed for sealing of those premises besides initiating legal proceedings.

The meeting was further told that in order to curb building violations, BCS Directorate has also directed building owners including commercial, Industrial, Institutional,, Residential etc who have raised illegal/unauthorized constructions such as constructions on top roofs, covering of verandas etc to remove violations within 15 days otherwise Authority will take strict action for removing the building violations. It was also told that the Authority has time and again issued notices for removal of the violations but instructions of the Authority have not been complied with.