RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has declared 31 housing schemes in its limits illegal and advised the citizens not to invest in them.

A spokesman for the RDA said the 31 housing schemes were: Jinnah Town, Airport Employees Cooperative Housing society, Gulshan-i-Ali, Janjua Town 1, Janjua Town II, Janjua Town III, Khayaban-i-Millat, Rasool Town, National Town, Khayaban-i-Quaid, T&T Housing Society, OGDC Town, Hamza Town, Sanghar Town, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Fazal Town phase II, Gulberg Town, Lake Vista Residential Rawal City, Palm City, Jabbar City, Usman Block, Jubilee Town, Lawyers Town, Radio Colony, Federation of Employees Cooperate Housing Society, Samarzar Housing Project, Gulraiz Housing Scheme, Metro Homes, Babar Homes, Paras Villas and Al-Falah Homes.

He said the following 43 housing societies had been approved by the RDA: Bahria Town Phase I, II & III, Bahria Town Phase VIII, Doctor Town, Fizaia Housing Scheme, Foreign Office Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Garden Villas, Gulshan-i-Abad, Judicial Colony, Kehkashan Town, University Town, Kohsar View Housing Project, Municipal Corporation Cooperative Housing Scheme, Pakistan Atomic Energy Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Pakistan Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Rabia Bangalows, Safari Villas-I, Revenue Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Top City I, Mumtaz City, Bostan Avenue Housing Project, Army Welfare Housing Scheme (Defence-I), Safari Villas-II, Khudadad City, Gulshan-i-Fatima, Shalimar Town, PIA Officers’ Cooperative Housing Society, Eastridge Housing Scheme, Shifa Cooperative Housing Scheme, Bahria Paradise, Tarnol Housing Scheme, Clifton Town, T&T Housing Scheme, Rawalpindi Railway Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Up-Country Enclosure, PARC Housing Scheme, CBR Cooperative Society, Golden Jubilee Cooperative Housing Scheme, Faisal Town, Commoner Sky Gardens Housing Scheme Murree, Sanober City and Gandhara City.

In reply to a question, he said on the directives of Commissioner Rawalpindi Talat Mahmood Gondal, the RDA building control wing was regularly conducting operations against constructions made in violation of the Punjab Development of Cities Act 1976 and the RDA Building and Zoning Regulations 2007.

Published in Dawn, July 5th, 2017

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