Islamabad: In a recent report submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) expressed its reservations over the enforcement of by-laws regarding the commercial use of residential buildings.
The civic body explained in the report that it was not possible for the authority to stop commercial activities in 2,262 residential buildings in one go due to the unavailability of alternative spaces in the commercial zones of the federal capital.
According to a news source, the court had ordered the CDA to formulate laws to deal with nonconforming use of residential buildings on February 9, 2015. In its recent report, the CDA informed the court that it required some more time to curb commercial activities in residential zones. The civic authority also added that 567 houses had been restored to their original use since it started the drive against nonconforming use of residential buildings.