Building codes by PEC and Contractors

THE October 8 earthquake has exposed the weakness of our construction industry. While the current efforts are focused on relief, very soon we will get into reconstruction phase. Some stocktaking is urgently needed to make correct policy decisions. The construction industry has been criticised. To quote a ministerial source: “It’s useless to trust our own…

ACCESS DENIED: BUILDINGs BUILT ON DISCRIMINATION

THE creation of an inclusive and accessible society should be the ideal of every democratic government. However, access to equal opportunities, quality education, health services, clean water, sustainable energy, housing, pedestrian-friendly roads and footpaths, safe public transport, and an eco-friendly environment are not easy to come by in developing countries. For most persons with disabilities,…

SOLVING THE CHALLENGES OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN PAKISTAN

The state of any country’s economic growth and development generally heavily relies on the strength of its infrastructure, whether that is in its energy, telecommunications, water and sanitation, transport or education sector. After the 1947 partition of British India, the development of infrastructure in Pakistan grew and has made steady progress in the last five decades.…