Citizens cautioned: ‘Operation against illegal housing schemes soon’

RDA issues final warning to 31 illegal housing schemes

APP March 01, 2018

RAWALPINDI: A major operation against illegal housing schemes would be launched soon, Rawalpindi Commissioner and RDA Director General Nadeem Aslam Chaudhary said on Wednesday.

Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has issued final warning notices to 31 housing schemes declared illegal.

Rawalpindi Commissioner and RDA Director General Nadeem Aslam Chaudhary has issued directives to the authority to initiate action in accordance with the law against illegal housing schemes.

Commissioner Chaudhry pointed out that the officers concerned had been directed to plan the operation so that action in accordance with the law could be taken against violators.

He advised the public not to invest in illegal housing schemes.

According to an RDA officer, there were 43 housing schemes falling under its jurisdiction which had obtained NOC from RDA, whereas 31 housing schemes were operating illegally without having a NOC from RDA.

Legal and approved housing schemes lying under the jurisdiction of RDA are Top City1, Mumtaz City, Bahria Town Phase I, II and III, Bahria Town Phase VIII, Gandhara City, Faisal Town, Fazaia Housing Scheme, Army Welfare Housing Scheme (Defence 1), Doctor Town, Foreign Office Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Garden Villas, Gulshan-e-Abad, Judicial Colony, KehkashanTown, University Town, Shalimar Town, Khudadad City (Now Airport Enclave),Kohsar View Housing Project, Municipal Corporation Cooperative Housing Scheme,Pak Atomic Energy Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Pak Employees Cooperative Housing Society and Rabia Bangalows.

Similarly, Safari Villas-1, Safari Villas2, Revenue Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Bostan Avenue Housing Project, Gulshan-e-Fatima, PIA Officers Cooperative Housing Society, Eastridge Housing scheme, Shifa Cooperative Housing Scheme, Bahria Paradise, Tarnol Housing Scheme, Cilfton Town, T&T Housing Scheme, Rawalpindi Railway Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Up-Country Enclosure, PARC Housing Scheme, CBR Cooperative Society, Golden Jubilee Cooperative Housing Scheme, Commoner Sky Gardens Housing Scheme, Sanober City, Taj Residencia and Elite Reverie Housing Scheme are legal and approved housing schemes.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2018.

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