Tag Archives: Housing

LDA yet to own its housing societies

Believe it or not, the Lahore Development Authority’s (LDA) own-developed housing societies are still not in its own name in the revenue records and the status quo has remained unnoticed since 1975,

Gillani to open housing project

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani will inaugurate the construction of the Park Enclave, a new environment-friendly model housing project launched by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) this month. CDA Chairman Imtiaz

Aashiyana Housing Scheme will be corruption-free: CM

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif attended a briefing on the Aashiyana Housing project in Saroba Atari on Sunday. Shahbaz said that the housing scheme would provide modern residential facilities to the poor labourers, orphans, widows including families of the people who have died in the line of duty.
He said balloting for the first phase of the scheme would be held on May 1 and keys of 400 houses would be given to the lucky winners of the draw in the next three

‘Date for completing housing enumeration may be extended’

KARACHI – The ongoing housing enumeration process in the province could be extended if it is not completed within the scheduled date of April 19, Provincial Census Commissioner Noor Muhammad Leghari said on Monday. However, while briefing PPP lawmakers and later speaking at a press conference at the Sindh Assembly building, the provincial census commissioner hoped that the process will be completed within time.
Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Senior Education Minister

8,000 officials for city’s housing census

KARACHI – The housing census in Karachi would take place from April 5 to 19 in which more than 8,000 officials would participate wearing special caps issued by the government, Karachi Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed said on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference at the DCO Camp Office, he appealed to the citizens to take special interest in the campaign and cooperate with the staff deputed for the housing census as all future planning and allocation of resources relies

SHC summons CS, Cooperative Housing Authority officials

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued summon orders for the Sindh Chief Secretary, Cooperative Societies Secretary among others seeking explanation on a constitutional petition regarding corruption and mismanagement in different cooperative housing society schemes.
The SHC division bench headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar after hearing preliminary arguments by the petitioner issued notice to the respondents and directed them to submit their comments on the next

Aashiyana Housing Scheme is a revolutionary project: CM

ALAHORE – The Aashiyana Housing Scheme is a revolutionary project of the Punjab government for the low-income segments of the province, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday. He was addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Aashiyana Housing Scheme at Atari Saroba, Ferozepur Road. Shahbaz said that the project was an important step towards transforming the country in accordance with the vision of the Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal.
The CM said that

Preparations underway for 6th population and housing census

STAFF REPORT – A control room has been established in the district coordination officer (DCO) Karachi’s camp office for providing information regarding the sixth Population and Housing Census to be conducted by the Pakistan government in coordination with the inter-provincial CCI, according to a press release issued on Tuesday by the City District Government Karachi (CDGK).
DCOs had been appointed as Census District Coordinators via a federal government notification, to work as

Allotments to housing societies benefiting land mafia: SC

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the allotment of state land to private housing society would encourage land mafia in the federal capital. The SC was hearing a suo motu case against the allotment of land worth billions in Sector E-11 by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to Multi Professional Housing Society under the guise of development.
The three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice M Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani

Senate Housing Society scam – Audit unveils irregularities worth over Rs 50 million

ISLAMABAD – A special audit has identified irregularities worth Rs 51,504,835 by the ex-managing committee in connivance with the developer in the development expenditure and purchase of land of the Senate (Sectt) Employees Cooperative Housing Society Islamabad. According to the audit report, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, the development contractor M/s Raja Ishtiaq Associates was found involved in the financial irregularities worth of Rs 50,732,217. According to

42 unauthorised housing colonies mock GDA

GUJRANWALA – Illegal real estate business abounds in 42 unauthorised housing colonies in the city owing to corruption in Gujranwala Development Authority (GDA). Reportedly, the GDA had already declared 42 out of 54 housing colonies in the city illegal as none of these societies either got prior approval or were completed according to the laws of the authority. Despite declaring these colonies illegal, the GDA officers allegedly supported them after accepting heavy bribes and issued

NA body sent notice in NA housing society scam

ISLAMABAD: The report of the National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee on House and Library has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court over the scam in the NA Employees Cooperative Housing Society. Justice Riaz Ahmed on Friday heard a petition filed by former Islamabad deputy commissioner Chaudhry Asadullah Faiz.
The petitioner contended that the NA body’s report was not based on facts and corruption charges against him in the report were baseless.
He asked the court