News from February 15 says that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has asked Building Control to check the structural stability of all commercial and high-rise buildings in the federal city of Islamabad.
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According to the details, Deputy Director General Mohammad Shahbaz Hussain told all of the building control wings to do a survey of all commercial and high-rise buildings in ICT because the federal city is in Seismic Zone 2B. Captain (ret.) Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, who is in charge of the CDA, has asked all developers, tenants, and owners to have reputable third-party consultants check the buildings’ stability so that nothing bad happens.
A CDA official, whose name was not given, said that this exercise is being done to check the structural stability of buildings so that the ones with problems can be pointed out. Also, it was said that Islamabad is in Zone 2-B. With this in mind, stakeholders should be made aware of how important it is for buildings to have stable structures.