Commercial residences: CDA gives 10 days to violators

Issues public notice warning of strict action

Our Correspondent September 18, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has intimated, through a public notice, violators of residential land use norms in the city to remove non-conforming use of their respective premises within 10 days.

The authority has threatened initiation of strict action against owners who fail to comply with the directions.

“The owners have been asked through a notice to remove commercial activities from all residential premises in different sectors of Islamabad,” said a statement issued by the CDA.

In this regard, violators have been informed that residential properties in Islamabad where commercial activities are in practice in violation of Islamabad Residential Sectors Zoning (Building Control) Regulations-2005 and CDA Ordinance 1960, must bring back the premises into conforming use within ten days from issuance of the said notice, failing which CDA shall be constrained to cancel the allotment of the property besides sealing the premises and imposition of fines under the law.

The notice has been published after the Supreme Court passed an interim order the other day into the case of non-conforming use of residential properties where the CDA was directed to initiate action against the practice.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2015.


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