Govt to audit housing schemes across Pakistan

LAHORE: In a meeting held to prepare a revised master plan for the provincial capital and the implementation of the Local Government Act 2019, Punjab Local Government and Community Development (LGCD) Department Secretary Ahmad Javed Qazi announced an audit of all housing schemes across Punjab as an initiative against illegal development and protecting rights of the citizens.

Briefing about the audit, Qazi said that the housing societies have been asked to submit their sale/purchase and building rules as per the law as the government has taken this action to cater to thousands of complaints against illegal housing societies and make commercialisation accessible but safe. Furthermore, strict action will be taken against violators of building plan and regulations.

Prior to this, the housing societies were notified to display the rules, maps and plan of the housing society in their offices to curb illegal construction.

Moreover, a revised version of the master plan will be presented for both, urban and rural areas to implement the Punjab Local Government Act 2019.

In different acts of enrichment, under the directives of the government, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) initiated action against encroachment and illegal construction in various localities of the provincial capital. The action included demolishing and retrieving illegally possessed land and buildings.

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