Crackdown To Be Launched Against Illegal Societies

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TAXILA: The Tehsil Municipal Administration with the assistance of the district government would soon launch a crackdown against eight unregistered housing societies operating in the revenue limits of Hassanabdal tehsil.

Assistant Commissioner Hassanabdal Adnan Anjum Raja told newsmen on Tuesday that the district administration had already issued a list of the housing societies.

Mr Raja said show-cause notices had already been issued to the owners of the housing societies who had not fulfilled the legal requirements of getting themselves registered with the housing department.

He said the housing societies included ZM International Hassar, Kohistan Enclave, Twin Star Builders, Nust City, Khyber City Mozza Gheershen and Wah Township, Mozza Dallu.

Responding a question, he said after February 14, 2005, development authorities were given powers to register housing societies but in those areas where development authorities did not exist the tehsil municipal officers had been delegated such powers.

He said committees headed by DCs concerned were also constituted to help TMOs in technical evaluation of the housing societies. He also announced that action would be taken against owners of housing societies where developmental work had not been completed or any other requirement such as allocation of land for social work was not fulfilled.

He said notices had been issued to the housing societies to stop advertisements and close their site offices but they did not respond positively to the civic body.

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