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Authorities will detect unpermitted private housing constructions in ISB

Authorities will detect unpermitted private housing constructions in ISB

A news article from July 7 said that the government is doing a survey in the capital city of Islamabad to find private housing projects that are running without the No Objection Certificate (NOC).

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Based on the details, the Revenue and Field Officers will look over the record and make a new list of the illegal housing projects that are running without permission from the government. The government has set up a two-step approval process for private housing schemes, which includes the no objection certificate (NOC) and approval after the layout plan is submitted. It came out that the process has 19 main steps and 29 smaller ones.

Also, it can take up to 2.5 years for the government agency to give the NOC. After the NOC is given, development work can begin, and it could take up to 20 years to finish. Since the government hasn’t built any new housing areas in the last few decades, the private sector has had to step up to meet the rising demand for housing in the city.

A person from the district administration, whose name was not given, said that once the list is made, the illegal housing societies will have to stop all development work or face strict legal action. He also said that the government has come up with a way for people to find out if a housing project is legal before they invest in it.

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It’s important to know that in July 2021, the government made 140 private and cooperative housing schemes illegal because they didn’t have the proper permissions because the NOC and layout plans weren’t sent in.

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