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Before the latest project near Do Talwar, MCB Tower (above) was the tallest building in Pakistan with a height of about 380ft. — Reuters (File Photo)

KARACHI: The construction of a 393-foot-high building, said to be the tallest in the country, has been completed and the owners expect it to be fully operational by May with the opening of a shopping mall inside.

According to them, the 28-floor high-rise in Clifton will house a restaurant, shopping mall, 3D cinema, and offices of multinationals and major local companies.

“We launched the project in 2007-08 and it has cost us roughly around four billion rupees,” Tariq Rafi, the chief of Siddiqsons Group and Triple Tree Associates, told Dawn on Tuesday.

“The ideal location and five-star hotel facilities add value to the overall project.” He added that Karachi, being one of the world’s major cities, has the potential for more such high-rises.

Before the latest project near Do Talwar, MCB Tower was the tallest building in Pakistan with a height of about 380ft, including 29 floors and three basement floors.

The construction of the private bank’s headquarters was completed in 2005.