RAWALPINDI: On the orders of Director General (DG) RDA, Muhammad Saif Anwar Jappa, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has conducted an operation against unauthorized and illegal commercial buildings, sealing 104 illegal properties.
According to an RDA spokesperson, the Land Use and Building Control (LU&BC) Wing of the RDA carried out an operation against unauthorized and illegal commercial buildings, and sealed 100 shops in five markets at Banni Stop and Mori Ghazan on Chakri Road.
Furthermore, four shops and one residential under-construction building at Gulraiz Housing Scheme Rwp were also sealed.
He claimed that as part of their ongoing anti-encroachment campaign, the relevant authorities are taking action against all illegal and unlicensed commercial and residential buildings.
The spokesperson added that the owners of the properties went against the Punjab Development of Cities Act of 1976, and the RDA Building and Zoning Regulations of 2021.
The DG, at the owners’ request, had given the building owners two weeks to submit the authorized layout plans in order to regularize the structures.
He cautioned that these structures would be sealed again and First Information Reports (FIRs) would be filed if they are not regularized within two weeks.
The DG had instructed the relevant authorities to take impartial actions against encroachments, and unauthorized residential or commercial buildings.
Earlier, the City Traffic Police (CTP) and Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) also launched a massive operation against encroachments in various localities of the city.