Illegal Property

Real estate projects in Karachi to display QR codes

September 28, 2020

KARACHI: All real estate projects under construction in the city, including residential and commercial buildings have been directed to set up boards displaying a Quick Response (QR) code to help citizens determine the legal status of the projects quickly, by the provincial government. The initiative has been launched against the[...]
Reprieve in sight for unauthorised buildings in sector E-11

Reprieve in sight for unauthorised buildings in sector E-11

February 26, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued a statutory regulatory order (SRO) in the Gazette of Pakistan, dictating new parameters to regulate buildings in sector E-11. With billions of rupees invested in over 50 unauthorised high-rise buildings in E-11, investors were stuck in limbo after CDA ordered all construction[...]
Pakistan Railways recover 293.56 acres land from encroachers

Pakistan Railways recover 293.56 acres land from encroachers

January 20, 2020

ISLAMABAD: A nationwide anti-encroachment drive has led to the retrieval of 293.56 acres land owned by Pakistan Railways in a span of 11 months. According to an official in the Ministry of Railways, the state-owned enterprise recovered 143.45 acres from Punjab, 80.54 acres from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 59.8 acres from Sindh[...]
Illegal housing societies in Murree issued notices by RDA

Illegal housing societies in Murree issued notices by RDA

January 11, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Owners of three illegal housing societies under development in Murree were issued notices and Challan B-34 by the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), according to a spokesperson. The Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Directorate sent out the notices to the owners of the illegal housing schemes in question under[...]
KP govt to pass law for protection of agricultural land

KP govt to pass law for protection of agricultural land

January 7, 2020

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is working on introducing legislation to prevent the construction of illegal housing societies on agricultural land. According to KP Agriculture and Livestock Department officials, all housing societies would be required to obtain no-objection certificates (NOCs) from the government prior to launching their respective projects[...]
Crackdown expected against illegal housing schemes in Lahore

Crackdown expected against illegal housing schemes in Lahore

January 4, 2020

LAHORE: Taking notice of illegal housing schemes scamming victims by adopting deceptive marketing tactics, the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has resolved to tackle the issue in collaboration with the Lahore Development Authority (LDA). Dr Shahzad Anser, a member of CCP, informed LDA Director General Sumair Ahmad Syed about his[...]
CDA officers being trained in Geographic Information System

CDA officers being trained in Geographic Information System

December 20, 2019

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to increase efficiency and streamline its monitoring process, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is equipping its officers with Geographic Information System (GIS) training. CDA is carrying out the four-week capacity building programme in collaboration with the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) at the GIS[...]

Authorities directed to take action against illegal societies in Rawalpindi

December 18, 2019

RAWALPINDI: The District Administration officials have been directed by Rawalpindi Consumer Rights Protection Court Judge Abdul Hafeez to launch a massive crackdown against unregistered and illegal housing schemes scamming people’s wealth. The authorities have been notified to submit a progress report of the actions taken on January 16. Failing to[...]
Minister directs regulation of housing schemes near airport

Minister directs regulation of housing schemes near airport

December 17, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Brig (retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah has issued instructions to counter the mushrooming of illegal housing schemes adjacent to the Islamabad International Airport (IIA). The matter was being discussed in a meeting held to address the problems posed by the unauthorised construction of residential and commercial housing[...]

Govt to audit housing schemes across Pakistan

December 9, 2019

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[...]