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CDA chief orders extension of sanitation services to new sectors

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, has directed extension of the sanitation services to the newly-established sectors of D-12, G-13 and G-14.

The direction was issued by the CDA chief to Member Engineering and Environment Sanaullah Aman on the demand of the residents of these sectors.

He directed the engineering and environment chief to make necessary arrangements for the collection and disposal of garbage from these sectors along with provision of other sanitation facilities to the residents.
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Computerised land record system launched in Taxila

TAXILA: The first-ever computerised Land Record Management and Information System (LRMIS) centre in Taxila became operational on Wednesday and started issuing digital land data to owners of three different areas in the tehsil.

The LRMIS centre is a project undertaken by the Punjab government through the assistance of World Bank for the computerisation of land records. The project aims at facilitating easy access to land records with lower transaction cost for citizens.

The computerisation of land records also aims at curtailing the widespread tampering of land records and ensuring transparency in deals.

The centre has started issuing certificates in three of the 50 revenue circles in the region namely Bull, Kolian and Mohra Maradu.

Assistant Commissioner Shahid Imran, while talking to newsmen said all land records of the entire tehsil would be digitized which would help people get rid of the ‘corrupt land mafia’. It would also ensure convenience in transferring properties and getting revenue documents, he added. Continue reading

DHA is largest residential area of country

KARACHI: “Bahria Town may serve as some competition but DHA City is in a league of its own,” said Defence Housing Authority‘s (DHA) public relations officer and spokesman retired Col Rafat Naqvi at the Sunset Club here on Tuesday.

He was replying to questions from the media at his farewell lunch. Having joined in Sept 2002, he is retiring after over 11 years. Former DG Rangers PRO Major Orangzeb Unar will take over from him while Ayesha Chaudhry and Narjis Sultan will also be part of the new team. Col Naqvi will continue to be associated with the DHA Central Library till April.
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LDA warns against illegal housing schemes

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has informed the public that the authority is the only competent and authorised body for granting an approval for launching/developing private housing schemes/land sub-divisions in Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Kasur, the four districts of the Lahore division.

Except LDA, no other authority or town/tehsil municipal administration, any local body or the government agency was authorized to approve such schemes in the Lahore division after Sept 19, 2013, when the LDA work scope was extended to the entire division.
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Conversion of greenbelts into plots stayed

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday restrained the Capital Development Authority (CDA) from converting greenbelts into residential plots.

The bench, comprising Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, also issued notices to the CDA chairman, directors enforcement and planning, Iesco chief executive and the director general of the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency in the intra-court appeal filed by the local residents.

Dr Aslam Khaki, the counsel for the petitioners, informed the court that the CDA had developed different sectors in accordance with its master plan with a green and open area in the close neighborhood to ensure greenery and clean air. Continue reading