Illegal housing schemes in Lahore under scrutiny

Lahore: Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General Muhammad Usman Moazam has passed instructions to authority officials for strict execution of rules pertaining to illegal housing societies.

An effective awareness campaign is to be launched against illegal housing schemes while also conserving rights of citizens in follow-up of court cases.

The committee will be take required actions against illegal and unauthorised constructions and private housing schemes falling within the authority’s jurisdiction under the LDA Act, 1975, the LDA Building and Zoning Regulations, 2007 and the LDA Private Housing Scheme Rules, 2014.

As per the committee’s terms of references (TORs) the Deputy Director Investigation is empowered to finalise the operation and prioritise it on a weekly basis, verify construction statuses, issue notices, seek demolition order and forward progress report to the director.

The meeting was attended by Chief Metropolitan Planner Azhar Ali, Director Metropolitan Planning Naveed Ahmad Bhatti, Muzamil Ishfaq, Ahmad Saeed Sultan, deputy directors and assistant directors.

The review meeting on progress will be held in the director office, ACE, Lahore Region, Lahore.

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