Rawalpindi: On Wednesday, October 12, the director general of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), Muhammad Saif Anwar Jappa, told the Building Control Wing to go after all illegal housing schemes and buildings in the city.
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During a visit to Adiala Road, the DG told the right people to do a study on the fees and costs for the approval of illegal residential and commercial buildings, commercialization, supplemental maps, and building plans. He also said that commercialization notices should be sent out and that all illegal homes and businesses on Adiala Road and Shahpur Road should be made legal. He also told sponsors and developers of illegal housing projects not to talk about them on social media or in mainstream media until they had a map approved and a “no objection certificate” (NOC) from the right agencies. He made it clear that anyone who breaks the rules and regulations of authority will be punished by the law.
It’s important to note that the LHC has told all land regulatory bodies in Punjab that all societies must have QR codes with all the details of the project. The court also told the authorities that they couldn’t market any housing society without first getting permission and a NOC from the right agency.