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DG LDA Reviews Land Use Rules 2020, Directs for Simplifying to Promote Businesses

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LAHORE– A stakeholders’ conference for seeking suggestions, input and objections regarding Land Use Regulations-2020 will be held today (on Thursday 27th August, 2020) at LDA Sports Complex Johar Town at 11:00 am.

Director General, Lahore Development Authority, Ahmad Aziz Tarar chaired a meeting regarding the Land Use Rules 2020. He directed for simplifying policies and laws for promoting business opportunities to the people for growth of economic activities. He asked for encouraging construction sector so that the investors could take benefit of the Prime Minister’s package of incentives for this sector.

The Government of the Punjab has recently notified the Land Use Rules 2020 for residential, commercial and other uses of the land. A draft of the Land Use Regulations for further explaining these rules and to elaborate various standards of permissible uses has also been formulated. The said draft has been placed at LDA Website (www.lda.gop.pk) and can be also collected from LDA Office, Johar Town.

LDA has invited all stakeholders including academic experts, professionals, town planners and legal fraternity to participate in the seminar.

 The Director General instructed for giving due consideration to the opinions and suggestions of the stakeholders, so that new opportunities for business and job vacancies could be created.

The meeting was attended by Chief Town Planner, Tariq Mehmood, Director Coordination Tahir Mayo, Directors Town Planning Ayesha Mutahir, Ali Nusrat, Salman Mehfooz, Hummana Saeed and Directors Metropolitan Plannning Shakeel and Shafqat Kang.

LDA retrieves 25 plots in Johar Town

A total of 25 plots worth millions of rupees were retrieved in Johar Town during a grand operation against illegal occupants on Wednesday on directions by Director General Lahore Development Authority Ahmad Aziz Tarar.

Staff of the Estate Management Directorate-I of LDA reclaimed eight plots, each measuring one kanal, along PIA Road which had been re-occupied by the grabbers.

The staff also took over possession of 17 out of 19 plots which had been cancelled by the Director Land Development-I a few days back. Entry of theses plots in the possession register was also deleted. The structures, boundary walls and shanties that had been illegal established there were also removed during the operation.

These plots will now be included in the plot bank of LDA. These properties will be sold through open auction for revenue generation for development projects.

Illegal structures demolished

On directions by the Director General Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahmad Aziz Tarar, staff of the Town Planning Wing along with enforcement squad and police demolished two illegal structures during an operation in LDA Avenue-I Housing Scheme. The operation was conducted against unauthorized commercial constructions which had been carried out in violation of the approved building plan on residential plots No. 3 and 4 of B-Block of the scheme.

According to building regulations of LDA, commercial construction on a residential plot is an illegal act. As per orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and decision of Governing Body of LDA, temporary commercialization was not allowed in LDA Avenue-I Housing Scheme. Commercial construction could only be carried out on designated commercial plots.— PRESS RELEASE