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LDA seals seven properties for non-payment

The LDA building in Lahore. — Facebook/Lahore Development Authority/File

LAHORE: Accelerating its rehabilitation campaign, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Monday sealed seven commercial properties in Gulshan-e-Ravi area here for non-payment of commercial fees.

TP Zone 1 director Ayesha Mutahir carried out the operation on behalf of LDA director general Tahir Farooq. The sealed properties include medical stores, supermarkets, private schools and other properties.

Ayesha said the sealed properties had debts of lakhs of rupees in the form of commercialization charges.

Several notices were issued to these properties prior to the operation. She said operations against defaulters and illegal construction will continue without any discrimination in the city.

Meanwhile, LDA Director General Tahir Farooq chaired a meeting on LDA resource generation and reviewed the performance of all Town Planning Wing directors. Chief Town Planner One and Chief Town Planner Two presented reports on their respective areas during the meeting.

LDA DG Tahir Farooq directed that recovery targets should be achieved before the end of the current fiscal year and strict action should be taken against commercial fee defaulters.

To ensure that the target is achieved, the teams of LDA Town Planning Wing must work daily throughout the week, LDA DG said and directed the officers to utilize all available resources for effective resource generation. The directors were further directed to take consistent action to curb illegal commercial activities.

LDA DG directed that capital city planners should submit daily performance reports for their respective areas. The meeting also discussed the revenue targets of the Metropolitan Planning, LDA City and Sales of Lands. LDA DG instructed the auction director to present the auction calendar for the coming financial year next week.

The meeting was attended by Chief Town Planner One Asad Zaman, Chief Town Planner Two Azhar Ali, Chief Metropolitan Planning Faisal Qureshi, Director Finance Kashif Imran, Director Auction Ali bin Sahil and all directors of the Town Planning Wing.