ISLAMABAD: Director-General Gwadar Development Authority Ahmed Bukhsh Lahri has said the status of private housing schemes of Gwadar must be verified by interested parties before they purchase plots in the area.
Talking to a TV channel, Lahri said people who wanted to purchase plots in any private housing scheme in Gwadar can confirm the status of the society from the DG office of the authority. There is a verification system in the GDA office and people can contact the office in this regard.
The director-general said that housing schemes having NOC by the GDA could also be confirmed from the website of the authority.
A cell is working in town planning section of the authority to facilitate people in this regard, he added.
To a question, he said 18 private housing schemes that have been highlighted through media were not in their record and they had not obtained NOC from the authority.
He said warning has also been issued by the National Accountability Bureau regarding these fake private housing schemes of Gwadar so that people could be informed.
To another question about protecting people from fake housing schemes, he said precautionary measures have already been taken in this connection and people are advised that, if possible, they should visit the area before purchasing any plot.
The map of the housing society signed by town planning section of the GDA should also be examined, he added. A certificate against each plot is issued by the authority on 75 per cent out of the total plots available in any housing society. Certificates are issued in a bid to curb fake activities. Lahri said, so far, about 65 housing schemes have been issued NOCs, adding that action is also being taken against those trying to deceive people in this regard.
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