LAHORE-The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) on Friday demolished six illegal structures in Johar Town, Khayaban-e-Jinnah and Pine Avenue.

According to a LDA spokesperson, the authority demolished a commercial building on plot number 401, Block F, a restaurant on plot number 471, Block G-III, and demolished commercial buildings on plot number 445 and 446 in G-I market in Johar Town. The LDA demolished a restuarant “Tea Charcha” and illegal workshop on plot number 23 in Khayaban-e-Jinnah. The authority also demolished an iron shed for service station at Pine Avenue.

LDA, ABL ink agreement for online payment system

In another step towards ‘Ease of doing business,’ the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has inked an agreement with the Allied Bank Islamic Banking for online payment of dues by the applicants anywhere in the country for depositing  amounts charged by LDA for various matters, including property related issues, through 1-Link.

The agreement between LDA and ABL was signed on Friday in the presence of Director General, LDA, Ahmed Aziz Tarar. Rashid Rauf of ABL and Director Finance, LDA, Muhammad Akhtar signed the agreement. Account holders having their account in any of the national banks can now avail this facility for online payment of LDA related dues throughout Pakistan. Additional Directors General Farqaleet Meer, Rana Tika Khan, Director Revenue Haroon Rashid and other concerned officers were also present.

LDA forms body to address public grievances

The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has constituted a grievance redress committee to resolve the issues regarding land use conversion involving delayed processing, fortified and chronic litigation.                                                                             The committee has been constituted under the LDA Land Use Rules 2020, notified on Aug 6, 2020.

 Investors and businessmen having any grievance with regard to their applications for change of land use for setting up new business could apply to the relevant directorate of Town Planning, LDA within a year from the notification of LDA Land Use Rules 2020.

Applicants could avail the facility to resolve the issues regarding land use conversion before the deadline of Aug 5, 2021.