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RDA advises citizens not to invest in illegal housing societies

By APP
April 22, 2024
Rawalpindi Development Authority Building can be seen in this image. — Online/File
Rawalpindi Development Authority Building can be seen in this image. — Online/File

RAWALPINDI:Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has advised the citizens not to invest in illegal housing societies, said a RDA spokesman here Sunday.

He informed that the Authority on the directives of the Director General, RDA KinzaMurtaza, was taking action against the rules violators. The RDA had issued notices to two illegal housing schemes namely Park View City, Phase-II and Baku City, he said. The Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Directorate RDA issued notices to the owners of two illegal housing schemes namely Park View City Phase II near T-Chowk G.T Road Rawat and Baku City located in mouzaTrahiaChakbeli, Link Road Rawalpindi which had started development work and marketing without approval from RDA.

He said that the illegal housing schemes were selling plots fraudulently, adding, the DG RDA had directed the Director MP&TE that action in accordance with the law should be taken against illegal advertisements and marketing and First Information Reports should also be lodged against the owners of illegal housing schemes.

The authority also warned the sponsors of illegal housing schemes to immediately stop the marketing of the unapproved and illegal housing schemes and contact RDA for getting NOC/approval of the scheme as per law, otherwise, strict legal action would be taken against the rules violators, he added. He said that on the directions of the DG, the citizens were advised not to invest in illegal and unauthorized housing schemes. The public was also asked to check status of the housing schemes from RDA before investing or check RDA?s official website www.rda.gop.pk.He said that the owners and sponsors of illegal housing schemes were misleading the public through advertisements.