Mohsin Naqvi, the interim chief minister of Punjab, has ordered that the land mafia and illegal housing societies in Rawalpindi be aggressively pursued.
Hundreds of people had already complained to the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) about these societies, according to a story that appeared in a national daily. The study also stated that the involved officials took no action regarding these allegations, according to sources within the RDA.
The concerned individuals addressed CM Punjab in this regard after their concerns were ignored. CM Naqvi immediately took note of the situation and gave the order to begin operations against the land mafia and illegal housing societies in the garrison city.
Only 69 societies are legitimate, according to an RDA spokesman who shared information regarding illegal housing projects in the city. The No Objection Certificates (NOCs) are absent from the remainder.
The civic organization has been charged with being “busy in collecting fees from the developers” in order to approve their plans without following the proper procedures.
In addition, none of the 62 housing societies in Rawalpindi’s city area that the RDA had notified had followed the standard operating procedures (SOPs) necessary to launch their housing projects.
Despite the lack of infrastructure including water supply schemes, sewage systems, cemeteries, schools, and colleges as required by law, nothing has been done to address these housing societies.
On the other side, Amjad Majeed Aulakh, Director General (DG) of NAB Lahore, has also commanded action against unlawful housing societies.
After hearing the affected citizens’ complaints during a monthly Open Hearing (Khuli Ketchary), he issued the instructions.