Welcome, visitor! [ Login

United States

Tel: +1 510-364-5271


Pakistan

Tel: +92-300-2000996
+92-334-2000996

Fraud in land use, allotments LDA plans probes into housing schemes affairs

Uncategorized October 10, 2012

The Lahore Development Authority plans thorough probes into matters related to land-use and plots allotment etc after some of its top officials unearthed serious irregularities in even major housing schemes initiated by the authority decades back,

Sources say the LDA has been receiving serious complaints from private people as well as insiders about massive frauds in land-use and allotment work etc committed by the officials concerned in connivance with land grabbers, property dealers and agents.

the situation is worsening gradually in various schemes including Sabzazar, Gulshan-i-Ravi, Mustafa Town and Johar Town, the LDA administration has planned to carryout land-use survey/audit to reach those who have been causing financial loss not only to the buyers and sellers but also to the authority since long.`The LDA director general has ordered a land-use survey in the entire Sabzazar Scheme after the Additional Director General Ms Marium Kayani got an inquiry conducted into a complaint relating to frauds in measurement of plots and found it genuine,` an insider told this reporter.

The official, who requested anonymity, said during the inquiry the ADG found that the officials in connivance with private parties managed to eitherreduce or increase the sizes of various plots at the time of giving their possession to the allotees or buyers after allotment process. Similarly, it was also revealed that these elements managed excess allotment of developed plots to those whose land was acquired by the LDA at the time of developing the scheme.

The official said a similar fraud was unearthed by the LDA sometime ago in Gulshan-e-Ravi Scheme after the director general investigated into some complaints and found allotment of excess developed plots or compensation to the owners of the land acquired by the LDA for the scheme some 20-25 years ago.

`The LDA administration also ordered land audit of the scheme for which the process to hire a private consultancy is underway,` the official added.

About Mustafa Town Scheme, situated on Wahdat Road, the official said the LDA administration had taken record (files of around 2,000 plots) into custody a couple of months ago.

`This scheme too turned out to be a victim of fraudsters who committed massive irregularities while making allotments to the buyers or handing over developed plots to the owners of the acquired land,` he said.

Similar is the situation at Johar Town Scheme where various irregularities relating to land allotment, possession,transfer etc had been surfacing.

`Presently, this scheme is under tight scrutiny and anyone visiting the LDA offices in Johar Town for transfer of plot etc has to go through a very cumbersome process relating to nature of plot, previous owners/buyers, fees/charges and other formalities,` the official said.

He said alarmed by the situation, the LDA administration had finally decided to either dismiss or suspend the officials from service found involved in such activities, besides getting criminal cases registered against them in the light of the planned land surveys or inquiries relating to various residential schemes.

DG: The LDA`s town planning wing on Monday ordered a land-use survey of Sabzazar Housing Scheme in order to identify the irregularities committed in its original plan.

According to a handout, the survey was ordered after the LDA administration received complaints about irregularities relating to measurement of plots, roads, open spaces, parks and public or private offices` buildings and other specified sites in the scheme.

The LDA has also invited tenders from reputed firms and consultants to conduct the survey. Tender documents can be obtained from the Director (Town Planning-HI) from October 25, which could be submitted till October 31.

667 total views, 0 today

  • Development Package Approved For Azad Kashmir Rs 3.4 Billion

    by on October 5, 2012 - 0 Comments

    Several development schemes have been approved by the Cabinet Development Committee of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday 3rd Oct, 2012. The estimated cost of these uplift schemes is Rs 3.4 bn. Many members of the cabinet find the amount far less than the bailout package of Rs 20 bn which was reportedly promised by […]

  • CDA to expedite construction work on Margalla Avenue

    by on May 2, 2013 - 0 Comments

    The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will expedite construction work on Margalla Avenue and hurdles in this regard will be removed for early completion of the avenue. According to CDA spokesperson, the workable plan would be chalked out so that it could be linked to some major avenues after passing through Sector D-12. He told APP […]

  • All Patwari And Land Registrars Of Lahore Transferred

    by on April 20, 2013 - 0 Comments

    The latest scam to come to light occurred in Shahdara Patwar Circle a few months back. Over 200 mutations (land transfer deeds) of commercial and residential properties in that circle were registered, verified and passed on the basis of fake stamp papers and signatures of the sub-registrar. The fraud, which had been taking place for […]

  • Registration Commences For Bahria Town Karachi Projects

    by on September 24, 2013 - 0 Comments

    Registration has been started for Bahria Town Karachi projects. Now people can get themselves registered and become a member of Bahria Town Karachi. Registration is important because the registered members will have an opportunity to book properties at the time of launch. Registration forms can be downloaded from Bahria’s website and can also be taken […]

  • Bahria Town Karachi Forewarns The People

    by on November 20, 2013 - 0 Comments

    Bahria Town Karachi brings into the notice of people that they should know the following points regarding the sale/purchase of registrations in Bahria Town Icon (Shahra e Firdausi), Bahria Town Tower (Tariq Road) and Bahria Town Karachi (Master Planned Community). 1) Registration fees against the registration forms were submitted to the Bahria Town Office and […]

26 commercial properties sealed in lahore A Land Scam In Gujar Khan City Is Exposed A Quick Look At CDA's Performance Azad Kashmir Development Package approved CDA's Housing Monetisation Islamabad CDA's Housing Monetisation Plan CDA Accused Of More Littering In The City Cda Auction is restricted again CDA Auction Is Restricted Again Arenrealestate cda Auction Restricted CDA given 2 days to remove kiosk of minister`s brother cda given 2days kiosk minister brother CDA has been littering sectors after sectors. CDA Housing Monetisation Plan CDA Litters more than clears CDA Will Auction Residential And Commercial Plots development package approved azad kashmeer Development Package Approved For Azad Kahmir Rs 3.4 Billion district government begins work on restoration Project District Government Begins Work On Restoration Project In Lahore Flyover Project in Karachi Has Been Laid Flyovers fly overs Foundation Stone Of Another Flyover Project In Karachi Has Been Laid Javed Iqbal Awan Becomes the new CDA Chairman Land Hunt For Industrial Zone begins Land Hunt Industrial zone land hunts for industrial zone land scam city gujar khan Land Scam gujar khan land scam in Gujar khan LDA Plans Probes Housing Schemes affairs LDA plans probes into housing schemes affairs mega project are univeiled by CM Punjab Mega Project are unvelied by Cm Punjab New CDA Chairman Javed Iqbal Quick look CDA Performance real estate Reconstruction Multan Road Reconstruction of Multan Road residential shortage of around 8 million houses in Pakistan The Lahore Development Authority’s sealed 26 commercial properties The New cda chairman There is a shortage of around 8 million houses in Pakistan