RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has issued notices to the owners of two illegal housing schemes located in mouza Trahia Chakbeli Link Road Rawalpindi which started development work and marketing without the approval from RDA.

According to RDA spokesman, Park View City Phase II near T-Chowk G.T. Road Rawat and Baku City are encouraging general public to buy plots hence stealing their life earned money.

He said the RDA Director General Kinza Murtaza has directed the Director Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) that action may be taken against illegal advertisements and marketing and FIRs will also be filed against the owners of illegal housing schemes.

Moreover, he said that the sponsors of illegal housing schemes had been asked to immediately stop the marketing of their unapproved and illegal housing scheme and should contact RDA for getting NOC as per law, otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against them.

He said that on the directions of the RDA DG Kinza Murtaza, the general public is advised in their interest to avoid making any kind of investment in illegal and unauthorised housing schemes. He said that the public is also advised to check from RDA before investing in housing schemes. It can also be checked on the RDA websitewww.rda.gop.pk.

He said the owners and sponsors of illegal housing schemes were misleading the public through advertisements. In this regard, the Planning Wing of RDA has also requested the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing to take legal action against the illegal and misleading advertisements of illegal housing schemes to prevent the public from falling in their scams.

He said the above-mentioned offences committed by the owners of illegal housing schemes are cognizable under rule 37 of Punjab Development Authorities Private Housing Schemes Rules, 2021.

Published in Dawn, April 21st, 2024

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