Another land allotment scandal rocks LDA


A scandal of allotment of plots in Lahore Development Authority (LDA) in violation of rules and regulations has surfaced. Despite an inquiry no steps were taken to redress the grievances of the rightful owners. No action was taken against Director Land Development I Johar Town, Moazzam Rasheed.
According to sources, Additional DG Housing Ijaz Khaliq Razzaqi also wrote a letter on the scandal of allotment and exchange of plots in Johar Town but kept a mysterious silence. An inquiry was held on allotment of plots number 634 P-1, 257, 259 in L block, 38C-1, 294, 295 of B Block and 35, 402D 1.
Additional DG Urban Planning conducted the inquiry but suggested no action against Moazzam Rasheed.
According to inquiry report, on September 28, plots were re-allocated and four plots of five marlas in Johar Town, numbers 646, 388, 389 in M Block, and 248 N to favourite people.
According to sources, the SOP of computerized balloting was being bypassed for allotment of desired plots and owners were allotted plots of their choice after many years after the matter was hushed up.
Interestingly, Moazzam has his own logic. He was of the view that the allotment of plots was being done to implement the court orders.