The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has taken action against an unauthorized housing scheme, Faisal Town Phase-II, for launching its marketing campaign on social media platforms without proper approvals. The RDA Director General, Saif Anwar Jappa, has issued a show-cause notice to the scheme’s owner, warning the public to steer clear of illegal housing schemes and potential scams.
Faisal Town Phase-II Violation of Housing Scheme Rules
The owner of Faisal Town Phase-II had planned an opening ceremony for booking plots in the new block, a move that violates Rule 46(1) of the Punjab Development Authorities Private Housing Scheme Rules 2021. The RDA’s spokesperson urged the general public to avoid participating in such activities and clarified that sponsors are prohibited from advertising the sale of plots or housing units in print, electronic media, or any manner without prior approval from the authority.
The RDA has directed the owner of Faisal Town Phase-II to cease all development activities, including advertisements, ceremonies, events, and the sale and purchase of plots. Failure to comply with this directive will result in legal action being initiated under the provisions of the Punjab Development of Cities Act 1976 and the Punjab Development Authorities Private Housing Scheme Rules 2021.
Stricter Measures Against Illegal Housing Schemes
The RDA has vowed to take strict measures against advertisements and marketing campaigns of illegal housing schemes. This recent action reflects the authority’s commitment to ensuring that housing schemes in the region adhere to the established regulations and protect the interests of potential investors.
As the RDA continues to crack down on unauthorized housing schemes, it is advised that potential investors exercise caution and verify the legal status of any housing project before making any financial commitments.