FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) sealed illegal housing colonies in various parts of the city during the last 24 hours and cases were registered against 16 developers.
FDA spokesman told APP here on Saturday that under Local Government Ordinance 2001 and Development of Citizens Act 1976, all housing scheme developers are bound to seek permission from the FDA before developing any residential scheme or starting constructions, but some developers started constructions of illegal housing schemes without getting prior permission from the FDA.
These colonies were developed in Chak No.196-RB, Chak No.197-RB, Chak No. 117-JB and Chak No.121-JB.
Therefore, taking notice of this irregularity, FDA Town Planning Directorate teams headed by Deputy Director Town Planning Arshad Iqbal sealed premises of these housing colonies besides demolishing their offices and boundary walls, digging up roads and sewerage lines there.
Cases have also been got registered against 16 developers of these colonies include: Abdul Hameed, Umar Hayat Lodhi, Aslam Kamboh, Hammad Butt, Amin, Abdul Hameed Ansari, Nadeem Ashraf, Mirza Saeed, Saifullah, Tayyab, Arshad Faheem, Syed Muhammad Umair Hashmi, Ghulam Mustafa, Haseeb Ullah, Farooq Ahmad, and Hajji Saleem.
Further action was underway, the spokesman added.