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RDA Takes Action Against Illegal Housing Societies in Rawalpindi

Illegal Housing Societies

In a determined move to curb the proliferation of illegal housing schemes, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) issued notices on Sunday to the owners of four unauthorized projects. The RDA’s spokesperson, Hafiz Irfan, emphasized that sponsors of these schemes have been sternly warned to cease all marketing activities associated with their ventures.

Targeted Projects and Warning Notices

Illegal Housing Societies

The RDA, acting on the directives of Director General Saif Anwar Jappa, issued notices to the proprietors of four illegal private housing schemes. The schemes in question are High Life City by SSJ Marketing and Property Adviser at Mouza Niko, Wah Hills at Mouza Ghari Afghana in Taxila, and Amman Scheme at Mouza Rajar on Chakri Road.

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The RDA has not only cautioned against marketing but has directed the concerned RDA branch to take immediate action against illegal advertisements. The authorities are further instructed to file First Information Reports (FIRs) against the owners of these unauthorized housing schemes. The RDA warns of strict legal consequences if sponsors fail to comply.

Public Advisory Against Investment in Illicit Schemes

Expressing concern for the public, Hafiz Irfan advised citizens to refrain from investing in any form in these illegal and unauthorized housing schemes. He highlighted the misleading tactics employed by the owners and sponsors of these projects through advertisements, leading the Planning Wing to seek intervention from the Cyber Crime Wing of the FIA.

The Planning Wing has formally requested the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take legal action against the misleading advertisements associated with these illegal housing schemes. The objective is to shield the public from falling prey to potential scams orchestrated by these unapproved ventures.

The actions taken by the owners of these illegal housing schemes are deemed cognizable offenses under Rule 37 of the Punjab Development Authorities Private Housing Schemes Rules 2021. The RDA remains committed to upholding the rule of law and ensuring that citizens are safeguarded against fraudulent housing ventures.