Lahore: In order to ensure the implementation of the Lahore Master Plan 2021 till the devising of new master plan and to prepare recommendations to do away with the problems being faced by the private housing societies developers, Khawaja Saad Rafiq MNA and Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafique Malik have directed to constitute a committee comprising the representatives of City District Government Lahore, LDA and the developers.
They issued these instructions at a meeting held to review the master plan 2021 at the Town Hall, here today in the presence of owners of the private housing societies.
Among other who attended the meeting include DCO Lahore Noor-ul-Amin Mangal, MPAs Khawaja Imran Nazir, Haji Allah Rakha, DG LDA Ahad Cheema, Administrator DHA, Administrators Nishtar town and Iqbal town and owner of the private housing society.
Speaking on this occasion, Khawaja Saad Rafique deplored that neither the government officers nor the private housing societies developers followed the master plan 2021. He however, warned that no one would now be allowed to violate the master plan. Since the master plan enjoyed a legal status. He cautioned that no one would be allowed to make katchi abadies in the name of petty housing society sans development works there. He pointed out that it was a matter of common observation that some unscrupulous persons, having developed housing societies at small land holdings disappeared without carrying out development works while the government was left with no other option but to provide civic amenities in these societies. The private developers, on that occasion, complained that the district government had put ban on the purchase of land for the housing societies while on the other hand huge fees were being charged from the developers even on transferring the 40% land of the housing society to the LDA in public interest. At that DCO Lahore made it clear that the government had not put ban on the purchase of land. In fact the letter which the government had issued pertained to the societies developed without permission. It also discouraged development of housing society on agriculture land. The DG LDA informed that just 40% land of any housing society to be developed was transferred to the LDA for development work in the public interest. He said that it had been an old practice while the fee for the same had also been increased. Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafique Malik directed to review that fee and to reduce the same with consultation of private land developers.