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Protests against outages natural

English: Location of Lahore, in Punjab.

English: Location of Lahore, in Punjab. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LAHORE– The protest demonstrations by the masses against unscheduled electricity loadshedding are a natural reaction; and if power outages of 18 hours a day were carried out in a city like Lahore, the citizens would have no option but to silently sit in their homes,” Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandia observed on Tuesday.

He was hearing a petition filed by Judicial Activism Panel Chairman Advocate Azhar Siddique against electricity loadshedding during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh timings.

Expressing grave concerns over unscheduled loadshedding in the country, especially Punjab, the chief justice observed: “People will definitely come out on the roads if they were deprived of electricity and water in the summer season.”

The chief justice further remarked that officers sitting in air-conditioned offices could not relate to the miseries of the common people. “The government has doubled the miseries of people by exempting VVIPs from loadshedding,” said Bandial, adding that Wapda would not be allowed to adopt a discriminatory policy on electricity load management.

Advancing arguments, Advocate Siddique pointed out that Bahria Town Housing Society in Lahore was exempted from loadshedding in violation of Articles 9 and 25 of the Constitution. When asked by the court, counsel of Wapda sought time to file a reply in this regard.

Siddique further pointed out that in a case regarding the Neelum Jhelum Project pending before the LHC, the government had taken a plea that no work was being done on the project; but, on the other hand, more than Rs26 billion had been collected from the public through surcharge in electricity bills.

He pleaded that Punjab was being subjected to discrimination and given less share in electricity. “In the other provinces, electricity theft is common and bill recovery is also low. Even then, Punjab is being victimised in the electricity load management plan,” he maintained.

Azhar pointed out that power production was being affected because of non-recovery of bills from the other provinces. He also produced a published statement of Public Accounts Committee Chairman and MNA Nadeem Afzal Chan against unfair and unscheduled loadshedding in Punjab.

The lawyer said Chan had threatened to tender his resignation if loadshedding in his constituency was not put to an end like the constituencies of Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Minister of Water and Power Ahmad Mukhtar. Continue reading

Housing ‘ghosts’ continue to haunt people

English: Location of Lahore, in Punjab.

English: Location of Lahore, in Punjab. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LAHORE – Bogus housing schemes have been looting billions of rupees from innocent people while the authorities concerned remain unconcerned, it has been learnt.

The failure on the part of City District Government and Lahore Development Authority to monitor private housing schemes, provide room to fraudsters to go into ‘disappearance with booty’.

“The departments concerned publish the lists of bogus housing schemes in newspapers, declaring them as illegal and giving advice to people to avoid purchase of plots there, after the owners of these bogus colonies disappear following their crime spree,” said Faheem, a victim of the illegal business. Though the CDG and the LDA pledge compensation and initiated legal actions, the illegal business booms.

“The government departments and agencies are responsible for promoting this unlawful activity whereby the land mafia loots the innocent citizens,” alleged Raheel, a victim of a scam of a private housing colony of a famous group of developers on Multan Road.

He said the developers are not showing the site plan of the announced second phase though they are bound to give possession of plot after the completion of two-year payment plan. “Like fraudsters, developers of genuine housing schemes have also been also deceiving people by either allotting or selling one file to more than one customer,” he alleged.

Najeeb Ahmad cited the example of the LDA Employees Housing Colony, saying that dozens of victims were awaiting compensation and justice. “They have made a complaint to the authorities concerned about the fraud, but to no avail,” he added. Continue reading

CDA to preserve Capital’s beauty: Farkhand

Proposed flag of Islamabad Capital Territory, ...

Proposed flag of Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan (ref: http://www.allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/pk-isl.html (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLAMABAD – Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Farkhand Iqbal has said that the CDA would utilise all possible means to preserve the beauty of Islamabad.

During his surprise visit of the Melody Market to check the civic affairs, he said that the first and foremost priority of the CDA was to ensure the provisions of basic facilities to the citizens.

He directed the concerned officials to take every possible measure to resolve the parking problems at the markets, adding that all the roads adjacent to the markets would be upgraded and carpeted. He also visited the food street.

Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/11-May-2012/cda-to-preserve-capital-s-beauty-farkhand Continue reading

Park View Villas, Lahore – By The Vision Group

From the very beginning, our passion is to pursue a leading role in bringing a harmonious balance to balance to communities and to contribute to the appeal of the beautiful city of Lahore. Central to achieving these aspirations is our inspired approach towards the innovative and distinctive development of our previous flagship community ‘’PARK VIEW HOUSING SOCIETY’’. Created on more than 800 acres, opposite Lahore International Airport, Lahore, it houses over 4000 families whish is testimony of our planning excellence. It was later merged into Defence Housing Authority, Lahore, which sets a paramount significant pride for us.

With the same excellence in mind we are now launching our new project, “PARK VIEW VILLAS’’, at River Edge Housing Scheme, Multan Road Lahore, ensuring that our members settle for nothing but the best. No effort has been spared to make “PARK VIEW VILLAS’’ the best place to live in. The continuous efforts of our technical experts have resulted in state of the art, affordable villa that vary in sizes and designs

“PARK VIEW VILLAS” is a complete style of living with all the facilities and amenities like a high school, community center, commercial plazas, health club, mosque, 24 hour video surveillance and a built boundary wall around the whole society making it a gated and secure place to reside in. Continue reading

Citi Housing (Pvt.) Ltd, Gujranwala – By Citi Housing Pvt Ltd

Gujranwala Railway

Gujranwala Railway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citi Housing (Pvt.) Ltd. Gujranwala is offering world class amenities of life such as: Under Ground supply of Electricity with Backup, Sui Gas, Proper Supply of Water, Masjid, and International Standard School System, Lush Green Parks and Zoo for your Children, Round the Clock Security, Boundary wall and Minimum 40 Feet wide Roads Network. We are also caring to provide Facilities like Fully Equipped Hospital, Health Club, Community Center, Bank, Multinational Brands and Different Food Chain to serve the community.

Citi Housing (Pvt.) Ltd. Gujranwala is an extraordinary real estate development that is a complete metropolis in itself, a citywith in a city. Especially designed to offer all the facilities desirable in a residential area, We providing an astounding lifestyle to its residents through a fusion of parks, mosques, school, hospital, zoo, commercial areas and a high class community center.

At the Bank of the Canal Uppar Chanab, Citi Housing (Pvt.) Ltd. is located along the canal over a vast expanse of land. Away from the usual hustle & bustle of the city, Citi Housing Gujranwala is a fully developed community providing all world class and unmatched facilities to its residents where hundreds of families are enjoying a peaceful, secure and a contemporary lifestyle. Continue reading

DHA plots not yet allotted

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

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AN ongoing practice at the Defence Housing Authority Lahore has been badly affecting residents since the past five years. Defence Housing Authority Lahore transferred hundreds of files for (ex)-Park View Housing Society now supposed to be a part of DHA Phase 8 Lahore during a span of the past eight years.

However, no ballot has taken place to date. When the authorities concerned at the DHA are asked about the allocation of plots, officials says that there is no land left in phase 8 to be allocated. File prices have dropped consequently from Rs2.5 million to Rs1.6 million as a result of the mishandling and careless attitude of the DHA. Continue reading

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Shahbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing Scheme Faisalabad

Nawaz Sharif meets envoy

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FAISALABAD (September 4, 2011) : Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the gulf between the privileged and deprived class in the country had expanded to unprecedented levels. He added the country had so far been ruled by an elite consisting of army generals, judges and politicians. The nexus, he said, had deprived the majority of the country’s population of basic services such as education, healthcare and affordable housing. Continue reading

Rufi Dream Land – a project by Rufi Properties

Located at minutes drive from NIPA roundabout in the vicinity of rapidly developing residential area near to ABUL HASSAN ISPHANI road , providing that extra feeling of security. The Bungalows comprising single storeys and one units on 120, 150, 200 and 240 Sq. Yds. are planned with different sets of families in mind. Be it a small family or joint family.Rufi Dream Land

A great number of residents from all over the areas are shifting to scheme.33 for residential purpose due to its added attractions. They are desirous to settle in the area as it will certainly appear to be one of the posh areas of Karachi in the near future. This project is also known as Rufi Dreamland Bungalows by some agents. Continue reading

Rufi Green Land – a project by Rufi Properties

Located at minutes drive from NIPA roundabout in the vicinity of rapidly developing residential area near to ABUL HASSAN ISPHANI road , providing that extra feeling of security. The Bungalows comprising single storeys and one units on 120, 150, 200 and 240 Sq. Yds. are planned with different sets of families in mind. Be it a small family or joint family.

A great number of residents from all over the areas are shifting to scheme.33 for residential purpose due to its added attractions. They are desirous to settle in the area as it will certainly appear to be one of the posh areas of Karachi in the near future. Continue reading