Islamabad: A parliamentary panel on Friday issued directions for the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to prevent private housing societies from selling plots prior to the procurement of the no-objection certificate (NoC), according to a news source published on October 3.
As per the existing practice, the housing schemes start selling out plots based on the approval of their layout plans and later failing to provide the client with possession of the promised plots. This issue was raised in a subcommittee meeting of the Public Account Committee (PAC) – where it was communicated that as per the audit paras related to the developing authority, the housing schemes should not be allowed to sell or purchase plots based on their approved layout plans.
It was highlighted that presently, several illegal housing schemes in Islamabad were busy selling plots reserved for green areas, mosques, playgrounds, graveyards and schools in the originally approved-layout plans. In many cases, the authority retracted the layout plan approval when the housing projects failed to meet the legal requirements within the decided 90-day period.
Furthermore, the meeting also discussed several housing and commercial projects and analysed their documentation and codal formalities to determine their legality status.