- Jamshaid Aftab says citizens can check online plot location in an approved scheme
RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) would upload approved layout plans of the legal housing schemes during this week, said Jamshaid Aftab, director of the authority.
He said that the arrangements were being finalised to upload the layout plans of the approved schemes on RDA’s official website to facilitate the citizens. It would be a great facility for the citizens as they would be able to check online location of the plots in an approved scheme even from foreign countries, he added.
Earlier, RDA had launched operation to control illegal housing schemes and cases were sent to the sub-registrar and the assistant commissioner for legal action, he said, adding that on the directive of the RDA director general, the cases were sent to the authorities concerned to start formal legal action against illegal schemes.
RDA was pursuing strict policy to control illegal schemes in its jurisdiction and sent letters to all the departments concerned including the State Bank of Pakistan, District Collector of Rawalpindi, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation, police, utility service departments, PEMRA and the advertising companies in an effort to save the citizens from any fraud, he said.
The director said that the status of the housing schemes was updated and all legal and illegal schemes were uploaded on RDA’s website. He said that the district administration also urged to help RDA to control illegal housing schemes. The utility services departments were requested not to provide utility services to illegal and unapproved housing schemes.
He advised the public not to invest in the illegal house schemes and select commercial or residential plots only in legal ones which have proper approval of layout plans and NOC from the authority. He said that 43 housing schemes which fall under its jurisdiction and have obtained NOC from RDA whereas 31 schemes were operating illegally without having NOC from the authority.
The general public is informed in their best interest to refrain from investing in the illegal schemes in order to avoid possible losses/frauds and invest in legal housing schemes which have proper approval of the layout plan and NOC from RDA. To a question, the director said that RDA had also apprised the public through newspaper advertisements the status of the housing schemes, fall under its jurisdiction.