5 illegal housing societies sealed


The Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) sealed five illegal housing societies in various parts of the city during the past 12 hours.

A spokesman for the FDA said here on Sunday that these colonies include Ali Villas in Chak No 242-RB, Dasoha Green Block, Chak No 247-RB, Jahangir Azafi Abadi, Chak No 257-RB, Azafi Abadi near Darbar Sufi Barkat Ali, Chak No 242-RB and SMD Homes.

He said that under Local Government Ordinance 2001 and Development of Citizens Act 1976, all housing schemes developers were bound to seek permission from the FDA before developing any residential scheme or starting constructions. However, developers of these housing schemes started constructions without getting prior permission from the Faisalabad Development Authority.

A team of FDA Town Planning Directorate, headed by Estate Officer Imtiaz Ali Goraya, sealed premises of these housing colonies besides demolishing their offices and boundary walls, digging up roads and sewerage lines, and further action in this regard was under way, he added.

The spokesman called upon the general public to avoid purchasing plots in illegal housing colonies as the FDA had already wrote letters to various departments including Revenue Department, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL), Water & Sanitation Agency (WASA), etc. that no utility services should be provided in the illegal housing colonies.

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