Punjab senior minister Mian Aslam Iqbal on Sunday decided to take action against illegal housing societies and said that strict action will be taken against those who siphon the money of the poor people.
Addressing the press conference, Mian Aslam said that people associated with illegal housing societies make their own adjustments with every institution, now the mafia behind illegal housing societies will be eradicated and everybody dealt with in the most uniform way. Mian Aslam Iqbal termed the bigwigs involved in setting up illegal housing societies as mafia and said that this mafia has the power to buy anyone and is involved in tarnishing the character, adding that efforts are being made to tarnish his [Mian Aslam Iqbal] repute too.
The Punjab minister said that according to the master plan, a housing society cannot be built in the green area as it approached the court in 2012 and started illegal construction in the green area by taking a stay.
Continuing to criticize what he (Mian Aslam Iqbal) called the mafia, the Punjab minister said that the mafia used to say that the PTI cannot function without the presence of it, but still everything is right about the party [PTI].
Alleging that the housing societies are not giving plots to many of the purchasers, Mian Aslam Iqbal said that the housing societies first used to term PML-N as ATM, and now it became an ATM of PML-N. He levelled serious allegations on the housing societies and claimed that they [society] resorted to the tactics of killing those people who fear.