Chapter 14: Preservation of Heritage Buildings

  • Definition

These definitions shall confine to this Chapter only.            

14-1.1        Heritage Building means any premises or objects declared as protected Heritage under the Government of Pakistan Antiquities Act-1975 and Amendments thereof and any other law infrared in the province of Baluchistan.                                                                                                   

14-1.2.       “Extension” or “to extend” means the making of additions to a heritage Building which affects its character as such.

14-1.3        “Department “means the Government of Baluchistan Culture, Tourism, Sports, Archive and library Departments.

14-2.    Designation and Declaration of Special Interest Structures

14-2.1.       The Department may designate and declare a special architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, ethnological, anthropological or national interest structure/s and forward the list of these designated structures to the Authority, as applicable, for enforcement of the writ.

  • Transferable Development Rights.

In the event that the existing total floor area of a building, declared / notified under the Heritage Law as a Heritage Buildings, is less than the allowable covered area (Floor Area Ration FAR) as per these Regulations, the owner of the such a building/property shall be entitled to sell unutilized floor area ratio. (Total allowable floor area minus the utilized floor area = unutilized floor area), to the owners of any other property / subject to following conditions:-

14-3.2The unutilized floor area ratio can only be utilized on commercial plots or residential flats sites or residential cum commercial site where there is no restriction on constructions of number of floors, provided this also does not violate other conditions of owning regulations as given in Chapter 16 accept the rules from floor area ratio, which shall be allowed to the extent the rights of floor area of a Heritage building is purchased by the applicant’s owner of the building requesting to utilize the same FAR for his / their building / project. No change in the land use shall be allowed where such a FAR of the Heritage Building to utilized.

14-3.2.2The unutilized floor area ratio can be sold to more than one owner; however the maximum unutilized floor area which could be sold to one owner of a property/ site shall not exceed 1/3rd of the floor area allowed for the said property.

14-3.2.3The sale of unutilized floor area of the Heritage building must be recorded with Department of Heritage and with the Authority. The Authority shall maintain a separate register for the maintenance of record of the unutilized floor area of the Heritage building.

14-3.2.4     The purchaser of the unutilized floor area of Heritage Building shall provide a certificate copy of the document certificate by the concerned Heritage Department with regard to the exact covered area utilized in the Heritage Building. The Authority on receipt and verification of such information, by itself, shall, as per the provided in Chapter 17 of these Regulations determine the surplus, covered area which could be sold to other buyers and shall allow the applicant for the utilization of the same in the application project /building.

  • Approval for Demolition, Alteration, or Extension

14-4.1              It shall be unlawful for any person to demolish, alter or extend any heritage building without obtaining the prior approval of the concerned section and completing necessary required formalities of this Authority.                                                                                               

14-4.2.             Prior to permitting the alteration, extension to Heritage Building, the Authority shall inform the concerned Section of the Gwadar Development Authority. The Department shall have a period of thirty (30) days in which to express any objection to such an alteration or extension.                                                                                                       

14-4.3  In case of unauthorized or illegal demolition of declared protected Heritage Building no fresh approval of Building Plan on the side plot shall ever be permitted and a fine as permitted by the Ordinance as amended from time to time shall be imposed by the Authority in addition to any other fine that may be imposed by the Department.