The committee unanimously granted approval to three commercial buildings for construction according to the approved maps. These included Honda Showroom near Tokhar Niaz Baig, Multan Road, with the direction to allocate 50-feet open space rather than 30-feet from the front and increase the parking space also; and a four-storey commercial building in Johar Town.
The committee also approved the alteration plan of a residence in Garden Town according to the approved map, and directed the DO Special Planning to visit the spot and submit a report.
Also, the committee deferred five cases related to construction of commercial buildings at Mughalpura, Ghari Shahu; New Anarkali; GT Road opposite UET; Karim Block, Allama Iqbal Town; and Kashmir House on Jail Road. It directed the authorities concerned to submit all these cases in the next meeting for proper presentation.
The committee rejected one case of mauza Dhinna Singhwala on legal grounds. The DCO said that the government would not allow any commercial activity on the Canal; and, in case of approval of any commercial building, space for parking must be shown in the map. EDO Masood Tamana and other officers concerned also participated in the meeting.
ACTION AGAINST PROFITEERS: Also, on the directions of the DCO, price control magistrates initiated action against profiteers in the City. They inspected 255 shops during the ongoing drive against price hike and challaned 42 shopkeepers for selling essential items on higher prices. Price control magistrates overall imposed fine of Rs39,400 on the profiteers.
Meanwhile, various CDGL teams conducted raids at illegally functioning slaughter houses during the ongoing drive against illegal slaughtering in the City. The teams conducted 106 raids and registered 23 cases against butchers in different police stations on violation. Monitoring teams also wasted 660kg unhygienic meat and imposed fine of Rs14,000 on butchers. Furthermore, town administrations also conducted raids for eviction of cattle from urban areas of the City.
During the ongoing campaign, 27 cattle was evicted from urban jurisdiction of Lahore and one FIR was registered against the violator. Twenty cattle was evicted from Union Council No 14 of Ravi Town and one FIR was registered; and seven cattle was evicted from Union Council No 73 of Data Ganj Bakhsh Town.
Similarly, follow up operation was conducted in Union Council No 135 of Nishtar Town, Union Council No 99 of Gulberg Town, Union Council No 101 of Samanabad Town and Union Council No 39 of Wahga Town.