RAWALPINDI : The Director of Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) of Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) said MP&TE Directorate is taking legal action against the illegal advertisements / marketing of illegal housing schemes and has issued notices to the sponsors of the illegal housing schemes.
In last three months 34 notices and 25 challans have been issued and 10 FIRs registered. Further action against illegal housing schemes is under process. The RDA has warned all and sundry that without getting the requisite NOC from RDA for launching of the housing schemes, apartment projects, commercial buildings, etc. all sorts of advertisement, marketing and development of such projects is illegal. Therefore, RDA advises general public in their own interest that they should not make any investment in illegal housing schemes.
Moreover, the sponsors are also warned immediately to stop the marketing of their unapproved / illegal housing scheme and should contact RDA for getting NOC / approval of the scheme as per law, otherwise, strict legal action will be taken against them.
The RDA Spokesman said MP&TE Directorate RDA has sent letters with request/information to The Governor State Bank of Pakistan, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Islamabad, Cyber Crime Islamabad, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation Islamabad, SNGPL Islamabad, The District Collector Rawalpindi, District Council Rawalpindi, PEMRA Islamabad and Commissioner Islamabad about illegal advertisements of private housing schemes on social media, WhatsApp, YouTube and other apps of internet facility.
He said some owners / developers wrongly spoke bluntly that they got NOC from the RDA. This can be verified from the video clips floated by them on YouTube.
Director General RDA has directed the MP&TE Directorate to take strict action against illegal / unauthorized housing schemes, constructions and commercial activities, booking offices and encroachments without any fear and favour, he added.