Irregular Housing Schemes

Punjab Government To Form A Punjab Commission For Irregular Housing Schemes

According to news sources, the government of Punjab has formed the Punjab Commission to regularize the housing schemes that were created without the approval from the competent authority in the province.

As per the details shared by the Punjab Local Government and Community Development Department, it will be responsible for all the matters of private housing schemes and land subdivisions, which are being developed or have been developed in an irregular manner without the approval of competent authority.

The Commission will be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan or of a high court who will be appointed in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court.

It will have five members – a town planner having at least 20 years of experience and accreditation from national or international professional bodies, a civil engineer having at least 20 years of experience and accreditation from national or international professional bodies, an environmental expert having at least 20 years experience, a legal expert having at least 20 years experience in the applicable laws, and an expert of the relevant profession from public or private sector.

For this operation, a budget of PKR 52 million was authorized. 

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