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List of Illegal Housing Socities Being Prepared by the Government

The government has started the survey in regards to the preparation of illegal housing societies, which have been established without obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in the capital.

The list is being prepared by Revenue and Field Officers, who will review the record and create a list of societies that are operating without getting permission from the relevant authorities.

Back in June 2021, the civic authority had deemed 140 private and cooperative housing schemes in Islamabad as illegal. The local government, however, has decided to renew the listing singling out unauthorized dealers due to the non-submission of layout plans and NOCs.

According to official information, tier-2 approval for private housing is only given when the layout plan has been submitted alongside the issuing of the NOC. There are a total of 19 major steps included in the registration process while 29 intermediate steps also need to be fulfilled. A minimum of two years is required to successfully obtain the NOC from the Civic Agency whereas the construction can take as much as two decades to conclude.

An official close to the matter claimed that once the list is made public, any society included in the list will be required to immediately halt the construction process otherwise legal action will be taken against them.

"We will not allow illegal housing societies to carry out development work because they cannot do it without obtaining NOC from the district administration," the official claimed.

"We have already developed a mechanism that helps people review the legal status of the housing society before buying any plot or property. Now the new survey is also part of the efforts aiming at ensuring the protection of investment in the private housing societies," he further stated.
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