Illegal housing societies soaring under patronage of RDA

RAWALPINDI: Due to the alleged corruption in the department, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has failed to control the illegal housing societies looting the people in the city.
According to reliable sources, illegal, fake and bogus Kashmir Housing Society has set up different phases in the areas under the patronage of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA).
Sources disclosed that the owners of Kashmir Housing Society are selling illegal plots to overseas Pakistanis and naive people from different areas of Kashmir and Gilgit.
The said housing society which has not been given any NOC by RDA nor has any planning permission, but the owners of the society allegedly sold plots worth millions of rupees to naive people, sources revealed.
Sources said the owners of several illegal private housing societies in Rawalpindi have deprived thousands of people of their assets.
“The owners of the societies allegedly have the patronage of RDA officers, which is why no legal action has been taken against them so far”, sources added.
According to available data from sources, more than 30 illegal housing societies in the jurisdiction of RDA, 25 in the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation and Pothowar Town, 38 in Tehsil Murree, 21 in Taxila, 4 in Gujar Khan and one illegal housing society in Tehsil Kotlisattian Rawalpindi.
 The approval of several private housing societies is under process in the concerned department. The illegal housing scheme includes the Gulshan-e-Kashmir Housing Society at Chakri Road, Sanghar Town, Palm City, Gulraiz Housing Scheme, Al-Haram City, New Iqra City and others.
The business of the illegal housing schemes has increased during the last five years while the RDA officials have kept a blind eye on the matter.
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