Lahore: Punjab Minister for Law and Cooperatives Raja Basharat has sought complete record of all illegal housing societies operation within the province, a news source reported on February 10. He expressed his views on the matter during a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, Construction and Development.
He further announced the government’s decision to penalize the developers of illegal housing schemes in the province; saying that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had issued directives to protect investments of the masses.
He said that housing schemes established decades ago had yet to be regularized and that their managements had lured people into investing millions in these illegal projects. He further stated that the committee would identify government officials involved in these schemes.
Previously, Punjab Local Government Secretary Noorul Amin Mengal has suggested dividing illegal housing societies into categories. The secretary was informed that as many as 246 societies were found to be developed in green areas out of the 596 illegal projects operational in LDA jurisdiction.