Illegal use of land: RDA seals six shops

The operation was carried out by MPTE inspector with the help of Rawalpindi Police


Our Correspondent February 02, 2018
The operation was carried out by MPTE inspector with the help of Rawalpindi Police PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) on Thursday sealed six shops operating illegally in residential area of Mouza Kotha Kalan, High Court Road, a press realease said.

Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MPTE) Directorate, Building Control inspector with the assistance of Rawalpindi police sealed six shops including a furniture showroom and an auto parts dealership.

The owners of these properties Anjum Riaz and Muhammad Akram changed land use of the respective properties from residential to commercial in violation of Punjab Development of Cities Act 1976 and RDA Building and Zoning Regulations 2007.

Following directives of Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, RDA’s Building Control Wing has been conducting operations against illegal and unauthorised commercial and residential construction.

The authority has taken action against plazas, shops and schools for illegal land use and encroachment within the area under control of RDA in Rawalpindi city. Commissioner Rawalpindi who is also the director general of RDA has directed the Building Control Wing to take strict action against illegal and unauthorised constructions and commercial activities without any fear and favour.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2018.

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