Seventeen officers of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) who were nominated in FIRs in connection with illegal constructions are still occupying important posts in the Authority.
It was reported that the Anti-Corruption Department registered a case two years ago against these LDA officers involved in construction of 55 illegal commercial buildings. The Anti-Corruption Establishment has completed judicial action preparations against the officers as the anti-graft body once again recorded statements of 41 nominated officers. A case has been registered against LDA officers named in FIR for constructing 55 buildings with their connivance in different areas including Johar Town, Allama Iqbal Town and Gulberg and on Canal Road.
It has been reported that the anti-corruption team will arrest the officers nominated in the FIR after completion of the judicial action. According to FIRs, LDA officers facilitated illegal construction of floor of Al-Nasr Lab in Johar Town, car showrooms constructed on Johar Town Khayaban Ferdowsi, Sapphire Factory, Lahore University campus construction, Usmania Hotel near Jinnah Hospital, an illegal floor was built on the Park Lane Hotel in Firdous Market and Bashir Sons Cloth’s illegal second floor construction. Anti-Corruption has nominated Chief Town Planner LDA Nadeem Akhtar, Director LDA Ali Nusrat, Director Town Planning Azhar Ali, Ayesha Mutahir, Salman Mahfooz, Deputy Director Ahmed Saeed, Assistant Director Tahir Ali, Raza Ali, Afnan Khan, Tayyab Ali, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Zubair, Bilal Ahmed, Ahmed Faraz, Assistant Director Hamad Ali, Hafiz Umar and Afraz Akhtar.