Selling public utility plots: LDA moves police to book housing society head

LAHORE, Sept 10: The LDA lodged an application with the police on Monday for registering a criminal case against the president of the PIA Employees Cooperative Housing Society (PECHS) for allegedly selling public utility sites/plots allocated for establishing a school, a dispensary and other welfare projects.

According to an LDA spokesman, the PECHS president allegedly sold two plots in phase 1 (already transferred to the LDA through registered deed for establishing a school and a dispensary in E and C-Blocks) to two private institutions which constructed a private school building (American Public School) and a dispensary owned by an NGO (Unique Healthcare Society).

He said the illegally sold plots were of three kanal and 7.15 kanal and were allocated for establishing a school and a dispensary, respectively.

The society president has violated the approved layout/plan of the scheme by unlawfully extending D-Block and selling 30 plots of one kanal each to different persons.He has also sold 28 plots he has already mortgaged in favour of the LDA as a guaranty to carry out development works in society.

Likewise, the society president converted various residential plots into commercial ones, besides committing various other wrongdoings, the spokesman said.

He appealed to the public at large not to make any business deal regarding purchase of mortgaged plots or any other illegal property in the PECHS.