CDA declares two housing schemes illegal

 

cancels NOC of another three

The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Housing Societies’ Directorate on Thursday declared two housing schemes illegal and cancelled no objection certificates (NOCs) granted to three others.

The two housing schemes declared illegal by CDA’s Housing Societies Directorate are: Tele Town Housing Scheme, Mauza Gora Mast, Zone-V, Islamabad and Icon Gardens Apartments Project, Moza Gogota Syedan, Zone-V, Islamabad.

The sponsors of these illegal housing schemes/land sub-divisions had not obtained any approval/NOC from CDA.

The Housing Societies’ Directorate also withdrew NOCs for layout plan of three housing schemes, including Soan Garden Housing Scheme, Zone – V, Islamabad; Roshan Pakistan Housing Scheme, Zone-II, Islamabad; and Pak Medical Housing Scheme, E-11, Islamabad. The NOCs for these three housing schemes has been cancelled for not complying with directions of CDA.

The Housing Societies’ Directorate warned the general public to refrain from investing in these housing schemes in their own interest to avoid any financial loss. The directorate further requested the general public to visit the CDA website to ascertain the legality of any housing scheme before making any investment.

Building Regulations: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Shaikh Anser Aziz on Thursday said that the building regulations were crucial to save precious lives and properties in Islamabad. “No laxity, therefore, should be exercised in implementation of the relevant rules,” he said.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review progress of the Buildings Control Section (BCS).

Senior officers of the authority, including Member Planning and Design Asad Mehboob Kayani, attended the meeting.

Sheikh Anser Aziz said that usefulness of BCS was increasing. “The Building Control Section should bolster its activeness and undertakings. Action should be taken in case of violations of applicable building codes. BCS should expand its area of operations beyond sectoral limits of the capital as well,” he said.

The mayor was informed that BCS had approved 127 building plans, 119 cases of NOCs/commercialisation charges/additional charges and issued 40 completion certificates during the month of August, 2017.

BCS received Rs 248,299,527 fee for above mentioned heads during month of August.

The BCS director said that BCS-I Section had approved 19 building plans during the month of August. Similarly, during the same month, nine cases for the completion of certificates and 41 cases of commercialisation charges/NOCs were also approved by BCS-I Section. BCS-I Section received Rs 236,014,416 during the month of August.

The meeting was further informed that BCS-II Section of Building Control had approved 18 cases of completion certificates during month of August. Similarly, 44 cases of building plans were approved. BCS-II section had approved 52 cases of commercialisation charges/NOC. Collectively, BCS-II Section received an amount of Rs 7,354,788 during the month of August.

The BCS director further informed the meeting that BCS-III Section had issued 13 completion certificates during the month of August. Similarly, BCS-III approved 64 building plans. A total of 26 cases of commercialisation charges/NOCs were also approved. BCS-III received an amount of Rs 4,930,323 collectively during August, 2017.

Parliament security: Personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) took charge of parliament’s security on Thursday after Rangers withdrew from duty.

The move came after the controversy that erupted over the deployment of Rangers outside accountability court during the hearing of corruption references against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Earlier, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal had expressed stern resentment over Rangers’ deployment at the Federal Judicial Complex. The paramilitary force had conditioned their security duties to a written application.

Rangers have now withdrawn its 49 personnel from Parliament House. They will only be deployed after written orders.

At least 45 FC personnel will now secure the Parliament House during proceedings of the National Assembly and Senate. During routine house proceedings, police personnel will remain on duty.

However, Rangers are still deployed with policemen at 15 joint patrolling, entrance and checkpoints of the capital.

 

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