LAHORE: In a significant move to curb unauthorized constructions, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) carried out a large-scale operation on Friday, resulting in the partial demolition of 35 illegal properties. The targeted areas included Wapda Town, PIA Scheme, Johar Town, and Wahdat Road.
An LDA spokesperson informed the media that the operation was executed under the directives of Commissioner Lahore and D.G. LDA, Mr. Muhammad Ali Randhawa. The on-ground activities were closely supervised by Additional D.G. Housing, Captain (R) Shah Mir Iqbal.
The primary reasons for the crackdown were structures deviating from approved blueprints, unauthorized commercial activities, illegal modifications or additions to properties, and failure to pay commercialization fees. These violations led the LDA teams to seal and subsequently demolish the offending properties.
This operation is a clear indication of LDA’s commitment to maintaining the city’s structural integrity and ensuring that all constructions adhere to the approved guidelines.