CDA Accelerated Operation Against Illegal Housing Societies

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has accelerated the pace of operation against Illegal Housing Societies.

In this connection, the operation triggered against illegal housing society has gained momentum as 213 more premises including property offices were sealed. Furthermore, 25 illegally constructed shops on the land reserved for the park in the society were demolished.

The operation was started at 06:00 AM on Saturday, despite the weekly holiday, and participated by the Enforcement Directorate, Planning Wing of the Authority, ICT Administration, Islamabad Police, and other concerned formations.

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Property Offices Sealed

During the operation conducted on Saturday, Phase-VI and VII of Ghauri Town were targeted. During this operation, 213 premises including shops, real estate offices and other buildings were sealed. Furthermore, a large market comprising upon 25 shops constructed illegally on land reserved for the development park was also razed and the land of the plot was vacated from illegal occupation. Similarly, four (04) sheds and two (02) main entry points of the society were also demolished.

Similarly, another property office namely “Green Spire” located in Pak PWD was also sealed by the CDA.

CDA has reiterated that unauthorized constructions in the city would not be tolerated. Furthermore, areas reserved for amenities in the societies plan would not be allowed to utilize for commercial or any other purposes and strict action would be taken to eradicate such violations. Furthermore, elements that are misleading and motivating the general public to invest in illegal housing societies will not be allowed to operate. In order to curtail further construction and stop sale purchase in the society the offices of real estate agents operating in the locality involved in sale and purchase of plots in Ghauri Town and management offices established for the marketing of the society are being sealed.

It is pertinent to mention here that CDA, several times, advised/warned the general public not to make investments in said housing society through publication of public notices in national dailies. CDA has again warned the general public not invest in illegal housing societies. The general public has also been requested to intimate and reports the authority regarding unauthorized use of amenities plots reserved in the societies so that strict action would be taken against such violations.

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