Another ban on ads imposed by illegal housing programs

Islamabad: The district administration has banned announcements of 140 illegal housing programs that operate without obtaining a Certificate of No Objection (NOC) from the Capital Development Authority (CDA).

According to an official notification No. MCI / Administrator-1 (1) / (2021) issued by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, “MCI has decided to ban all kinds of advertising in the capital territory (including, but without limited to steamboats, signs, banners, etc.) regarding housing companies and projects that do not reflect the valid CDA CA on them.

Official documents revealed that there are 20 illegal housing projects in Zone I; 7 in zone II; 7 in zone III; 77 in zone IV; and 29 in Zone V of Islamabad.

The documents showed that a total of 22 housing projects were awarded the CNP; 24 diagrams have a management plan (LOP) but they have not yet obtained an NOC; the LOP of 6 patterns is intact but their NOC has been canceled; The LOP of 10 programs was canceled, and the LOP and NOC of two housing programs were canceled by CDA.

The file showed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) also sent a list of 39 illegal housing companies in Islamabad to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for investigation and action.

The notification further stated that “The notification will be applied at all levels with immediate effect and without any discrimination and any violation thereof will be dealt with in strict accordance with applicable laws.” The CDA in its post also stated that “the marketing / advertising of housing projects without CDA’s NOCs is illegal and unauthorized”.

“Advertisers / Marketing Agencies are prevented from deceptively advertising / marketing illegal housing programs. Sponsors are further urged to refrain from marketing and developing CDA NOC-free housing programs, ”he said.

He further stated: “By this notice, the general public are therefore warned / warned in their own interests to refrain from any reservation / purchase of plots in these or any other unauthorized and illegal housing program and should consult the authority (Tel. 051 -9252494 for zones 2, 5 and E-11 and the office of the director of land use planning, CDA for zones 3 and 4 at 051-9252605) before carrying out transactions on the legal status of schemes.

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