Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has issued notices to at least 300 property owners – located in Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib – for unlawfully using its supervised land for commercial purposes without paying the requisite fees, according to a news source published on September 13.
Moreover, the authority has also launched an awareness campaign to educated people regarding its scope of work, territorial jurisdiction and ‘role of defunct Town Municipal Administrations (TMAs)’. However, the LDA is still aiming to issues similar notices to several more property owners for land misuse.
Reportedly, LDA has sent these notices of land misuse for the first time since it expanded operations from Lahore City District to Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib in 2014. It was informed that despite the change of land-use status in many these cases, the owners are yet to get their properties commercialised and pay their dues. It was also reported that the TMAs also approved many commercialisation cases in these districts without having the jurisdiction to do so.