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LAHORE, July 2: Lahore Development Authority Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema issued on Monday show-cause notices to 30 senior and junior officials for their alleged involvement in fake transfer of plots in Johar Town and committing irregularities while giving developed plots to landowners who had surrendered their areas to LDA for developing Mustafa Town Housing Scheme.

The 15 officials who have been served notices on account of their involvement in fake transfer of three plots (No.181, 196 and 223 of F1 Block in Johar Town) include former director (revenue) Haroon Rashid, deputy director Muhammad Afzal Bhatti, assistant directors (computer) Sanaullah Butt, Mian Ashfaq and Muhammad Usman, assistant director (identification) Muhammad Yasin, assistant director (revenue) Mian Azam, computer officers (one-window cell) Khurram Shahzad and Yasir Iftikhar, senior clerk Arif Younas, data entry operators Bilal Rahat and Mehmood Miraj and junior clerks Muhammad Amjad, Akhtar Mumtaz and Naseem Abbas.

The other 15 officials who have been served notices for their involvement in irregularities in exemption of land (giving developed plots to landowners against surrendering of their land to LDA) in Mustafa Town include director Khwaja Javaid Aslam Sahaf, deputy director Muhammad Aslam Langha, staff officers Muhammad Anwer and Mahmood Ahmed, accounts clerk Rashid Butt, senior accountants Javaid Iqbal Ranjha and Khalid Iqbal, assistants Rao Muhammad Israr and Chaudhry Muhammad Abbas, junior clerks Hafiz Shaukat and Muhammad Asim, qanungo Muhammad Shaukat, patwaris Nazir Ahmad, Imran Amin and Javaid Akhter.

The DG has directed the officials to reply in writing within seven days of the receipt of the notice as to why one or more of the penalties as prescribed in Section 4 of the Punjab Employees Efficiency Discipline and Accountability Act, 2006 should not be imposed on them. They have also been given the opportunity of personal hearing with a direction to appear before the DG.

MM ALAM ROAD: On the directives of the chief minister, the project of improvement and widening of 2-km MM Alam Road worth Rs350 million will be completed within three months.

According to Tepa Chief Engineer Asrar Saeed, the dual carriageway project will consist of two lanes on each side and will have solar lights.

Parking arrangements will be made on both sides and the permission for constructing buildings on the road will be granted to only those who will leave a 30-foot space between the road and buildings’ front boundary wall.

VISIT: DCO Noorul Amin Mengal on Monday visited Ganga Ram and Services hospitals and inspected the facilities being provided to patients in outdoor, indoor and emergency wards.

He assured the hospitals’ administrations of extending his full cooperation in running the routine affairs smoothly.

On this occasion, he said the situation was improving now after the army doctors started working at all public hospitals in the city. He said he was trying to overcome the shortage of doctors by appointing CDGL’s doctors in public hospitals.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Jawad Rafique Malik also visited Services Hospital and inspected the facilities being provided to patients there.

SEALED: The CDGL monitoring teams on Monday sealed four petrol pumps in the city for overcharging and creating artificial shortage of POL products. The teams also got FIRs registered against owners of the petrol pumps.

INAUGURATION: The DCO on Monday inaugurated Lahore open junior squash championship-2012 at Punjab squash complex by playing the game with former world player Gogi Alauddin.