RAWALPINDI : On the directions of the Director General RDA Muhammad Saif Anwar Jappa, the Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Directorate RDA has lodged First Information Reports (FIRs) against five illegal housing schemes namely Khan Builders at mouza chahan, Heaven Dave at mouza misriot and Al-Imran Homes at mouza sihal on Chakri road, Cargo Village at mouza katarian near new Islamabad International Airport and Theme Park View at mouza sikho on Chontra to Chak Beli Khan link road Rawalpindi, RDA spokesperson said.
He said the MP&TE Directorate RDA is taking legal action against the illegal advertisements / marketing of illegal housing schemes. He said before lodging FIRs the authority had issued notices to these five illegal housing schemes.
He said RDA has warned all and sundry that without getting the requisite NOC from RDA for launching of the housing schemes, apartment projects, commercial buildings, etc. within the controlled area of RDA, all sorts of advertisement, marketing and development of such projects through advertisement agencies, private limited companies, civil proprietorships, etc. is illegal. Therefore, RDA advises general public in their own interest that they should not make any investment in illegal housing schemes. Moreover, the sponsors are also warned immediately to stop the marketing of their unapproved / illegal housing scheme and should contact RDA for getting NOC / approval of the scheme as per law, otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against them.
He said RDA has sent letters with request/information to The Governor State Bank of Pakistan, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi, FIA Cyber Crime Islamabad, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Islamabad, SNGPL Islamabad, The District Collector Rawalpindi, District Council Rawalpindi, PEMRA Islamabad and Commissioner Islamabad about illegal advertisements of private housing schemes on social media, WhatsApp, YouTube and other apps of internet facility. He said some owners / developers wrongly spoke bluntly that they got NOC from the RDA. This can be verified from the video clips floated by them on YouTube.
The Director General RDA has directed the MP&TE Directorate to take strict action against illegal / unauthorized housing schemes, constructions and commercial activities, booking offices and encroachments without any fear and favour, he added.