Action against illegal housing societies in Rawalpindi

The City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) has chalked out an effective plan to take legal action against owners of phoney and illegal housing societies existing in the suburbs of Rawalpindi.

The plan has been chalked out on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, as he received a large number of complaints from people affected by illegal societies. Action on the plan would be implemented at the end of August this year.

In this connection, the city district government headed by Commissioner Rawalpindi Khalid Masood has directed the Rawalpindi Development Authority to submit complete list of all illegal and phoney housing societies, which are functioning in the suburbs of Rawalpindi.

Credible sources told that Commissioner Rawalpindi Khalid Masood recently issued directives to RDA for submitting a list of the housing societies, which are operating without possessing licences and NoCs and are reportedly minting the hard earned money of innocent people. The orders were passed through Directorate Revenue, city district government.

The sources said that following the orders of the Commissioner, RDA Director Town Planning Jamshed Aftab compiled a complete list of total number of housing schemes/societies numbering 49 out of which only 13 are functioning legally while completing all required formalities and people have no complaint with them in any form. The societies, which are operating legally, have also not made any encroachment on government land. However, owners of 36 other housing schemes are functioning illegally in the controlled area of RDA.

When this correspondent approached Jamshed Aftab to seek his views over the matter, he informed that the 36 housing societies/schemes both big and small have not fulfilled any required formalities including obtaining licences. The list of the illegal housing schemes existing illegally has been forwarded to the Assistant Director City, Revenue, City District Government Rawalpindi with complete details. Interestingly out of 36 phony housing schemes 3 exist without name at different places.

According to the list provided to the Assistant Director Revenue, the societies functioning illegally include the following;

Jinnah Town at Adiala RoadT&T Society, Morgah, Adiala Road
Airport Employees Cooperative Housing Scheme, Sector-IV at Kot Jabbi, Airport RoadGulrez Housing Society at Kotha Kalan, High Court Road
Gulshan-e-Ali at Adiala RoadNational Town at Jatal, Chakri Road
Janjua Town-II at KalyalKhayaban-e-Quaid (Gulf City) at Misriot, Chakri Road
Khayaban-e-Millat at KalyalHamza Town at Kalyal, Adiala Road
Sanghar Town, Gangal, Service Road, Islamabad HighwayOGDC Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Dhagal, Adiala Road
Gulshan-e-Iqbal at Dhamial RoadGulberg Town, Adiala Road
Fazal Town, Phase-II, Chaklala, Airport RoadLake Vista Residencia, Dhoke Abdullah, Dhamyal Road
Palm City, Dhoke Chaudrian RoadJabbar Colony, Chaklala, Airport Road
Usman Block, Kot Jabbi, Airport RoadLawyers Cooperative Housing Society, Kot Jabbi, Airport Road
Al-Muslim Estate (land sub-division) at Kalri Kalyal, Adiala RoadAdan Homes old name Jubilee Town (land sub-division), Dhamyal, Dhamyal-Kalyal Road
Federation Employees Cooperative Housing Scheme, Lohi Bher, Link RoadGulshan-e-Babar (land sub-division), Kalyal Dhagal, Adiala Road
Radio Colony, Kalri, Adiala RoadSamarzar Housing Project, Kalyal, Adiala Road
Al-Fallah Homes at Jourian, Adiala RoadExecutive Villas, Kot Jabbi, Chaklala, Airport Road
Khayban-e-Suleman (land sub-division) at Kalri, Adiala RoadShahpur Town (land sub-division), Kalri, Adiala Road
No Name (land sub-division), Kalri, Adiala RoadAbid Homes (land sub-division) at Kalri, Adiala Road
Samarzar Villas (land sub-division), Kalyal, Adiala RoadNo Name (land sub-division) at Dhagal, Adiala Road
Airport Residencia, Chaklala, Airport RoadNo Name (land sub-division), Morgah, near Attock Oil Refinery Ltd

According to director town planning, RDA even in the past have forwarded the names of phony housing schemes to the previous city district governments, however, nothing has been done for action against them. He said that action is taken through Cooperative Housing Committee of the government. Dozens of notices have been served to the owners of the illegal societies, but none of them approach to fulfill legal formalities. He said that most of the illegal societies have no sites offices but continue purchase work through local property dealers. Majority of illegal societies having no land to sell plots to the people just to mint their hard earned money. No development work is carried on by other housing schemes after sale of plots to the people.

He said that it is up to the concerned authorities to take legal action against the related owners of the societies to check the practice in the best interest of the people.

Commissioner Rawalpindi Khalid Masood talking to this correspondent confirmed that on the orders of Punjab government plan has been prepared to launch operation against illegal societies, which are cheating the innocent citizens. Working has already been initiated on the plan and it is being supervised by DCO Rawalpindi. Drive would be launched against owners of phony societies after Ramazan, he informed.

The News report by Saeed Ahmed

6 thoughts on “Action against illegal housing societies in Rawalpindi”

  1. i purchased one five Marla plot in dhamial camp near gulshen iqbal lalazar 2 asim qadri block and then i started house construction there later on when i finished my house structure and i started to finishing house at that time people from SIR DEVELOPERS related to raja group they threats me to stop work at home and said this is not your property and we have a registery for this plot how you build this house
    my name is wajid and my civil id is 37405-1990637-1 and i purchase plot from raja iqbal and his id is 37405-8040892-5
    the person who is threating me his name is Imran from SIR developers and his phone number is 03218516067. the problem is this that i am in foreign for job and my father in law is there and he facing these problems
    please take action against that people and further details you may get from my father in law his name is muhammad hanif and his phone number is 0301-5006539.i you need more information please contact my father in law he have all legal documents with him.

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      Please try to contact Overseas Pakistanis Foundation first.
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  2. M .Hafiz so M .jee

    Dear , Sir
    Pls help us my father buying a plot 10 mrla for the housing society gulshan e ali i have a dacoument stamp paper for leggely but now the oner for his society is crupt pls give me information how i catch my property because i dont have any house or plot

  3. My mother purchase Plot in 1992 and pay many Installament Gulshan e Ali Old office Address Murree Road Near Postwar Hotel Murree Road. i find his address find i cant find his new location If any one know please let me know .
    I have aproof all installment plan in 1992 she paid price is 250 Pak ruppes in a month.
    Please let me know if you know Gulshan e Ali person new contact number .

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