CDA & NAB actions against illegal housing schemes in Islamabad

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to take action against the illegal housing societies which are looting the citizens.

In the first phase, showcase notices are being served on illegal housing societies and then they are being sealed in the next phase.

CDA has issued the list of illegal housing societies at its website to guide the citizens.

However the process of taking action against Ghauri Town, Rawal Enclave, Ideal Residencia, and other illegal housing societies has begun.

According to detail, Capital Development Authority has started taking actions against the owners of illegal housing societies and schemes.

The illegal societies are including Ghauri Town, Rawal Enclave, Dream Land City, Ideal Residencia, Icon Enclave, Star World, Golf Residencia, Yar Muhammad Society, and Babar Enclave which are illegal and action will be taken against them.

Housing societies are allowed in Sector E-11 and Zone 2, 4, 5 with the permission of CDA in federal capital according to ICT Zoning regulation 1992.

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On the other hand Capital Development Authority has also written letters to SNGPL and WAPDA not to provide gas and electricity connections to illegal housing societies.

The owners of all the illegal housing societies have been asked to get their lay out plans approved by Capital Development Authority while following the directions of the authority.

CDA has also appealed citizens to avoid to invest their money in illegal housing societies.

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CDA has also decided to take action against influential residents of agro farms of Islamabad.

The administration of the CDA has completed preparations for a mega operation against agro farms. In the first phase more than 80 owners of agro farms have been served the notices for violating the allotment.

The said owners have been directed either to demolish the illegal constructions or regularize them within the time period of 15 days. CDA has completed the survey of all the agro farms.

According to details, CDA allotted the agro farms for providing citizens fresh vegetables, fruits, and poultry. In the allotment letters of the said agro farms the authority gave permission of covered areas for constructed building in the farms.

However, the CDA board approved 9,500sq ft covered area for agro-farms in 2017. According to CDA’s bylaws, the building covering an area of more than 9500 sq ft were supposed to either demolish or regularize 9500 sq ft to 12500 sq ft covered area after submitting the fine to CDA.

Whereas, the directions were issued to demolish the covered area more than 2500 sq ft. But, a number of owners of agro farms are still violating the set limit for covered areas.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Sunday summoned progress report on cases against illegal housing schemes, ARY News reported.

Chairman NAB has directed the concerned director generals (DGs) to submit the latest report of all mega corruption cases as well as cases of illegal housing societies so that progress on ongoing cases would be reviewed.

On Jan.29, Prime Minister Imran Khan, on presiding over a weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, had directed to take measures on an emergency basis to end fraud with the people, especially the exploitation of overseas Pakistanis, in illegal housing schemes.

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