Karachi: The Karachi Development Authority (KDA) is in the process of forming rules aimed at penalising property owners who are found to persist in using their residential properties for commercial purposes, a news source quoted KDA Director General (DG) Dr Badar Jameel as saying.
Dr Jameel shared this information during his visit to an asphalt plant at the Safoora Goth. KDA labour Union General Secretary Muhammad Ashraf accompanied him on the visit. The DG inspected the asphalt plant, and sought a report on the non-operational facility.
Speaking to journalists, the KDA DG said that the construction of corporate centres, hotels, schools, beauty parlours and tuition centres on residential properties is in violation to authoirty’s land allotment policy. To prevent such instances, the KDA will devise a policy in its efforts to penalise such property owners. The money collected in the form of fines will be utilised for funding development projects.
Dr Jameel also instructed the KDA staff to share complete details of the KDA Scheme-1, KDA-controlled roads, parks, nurseries, and KDA flats situated in North Nazimabad. Moreover, he sought details on vacant plots situated in Korangi’s Civic Centre Scheme.