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LDA finalises plan to shift fruit and vegetable market

LDA finalises plan to shift fruit and vegetable market

LAHORE – Amid deep controversies, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has finalised arrangements to shift the Fruit and Vegetable Market, Kot Lakhpat, Model Town Extension Scheme, Ferozepure Road, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to sources, Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Cheema was architect of the proposed shifting, as he wants to please some of his friends. “Some close friends of the DCO, big shareholders in IT Tower located near the market complained

LDA annuls allocation of 26 plots

LAHORE – The Land Development IV director of the Lahore Development Authority has termed the exemption proceedings on five property files in Gujjar Pura Scheme as bogus and declared allocation of 26 plots as void ab initio (to be treated as invalid from the outset).
The properties in question include four plots each measuring one kanal, 17 plots each of ten marlas , two plots each of five marlas and three plots of two and a half marlas. The cancelled plots are Plot Nos. 91, 92,

LDA DG transfers officers

LAHORE – Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General (DG) Umer Rasul on Friday transferred and posted a number of officers. Akbar Nakai, director coordination & implementation has been transferred and posted as LDA Secretary seven other sponsors relieving Socrat Aman Rana, Director DG’s Headquarter of additional charge of the said post.
Khalid Mahmood, LDA director education has been transferred and posted as director coordination & implementation. Asad Ameer, director,

LDA announces Park & Ride’s shops’ auction

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has fixed January 26 for the open auction of shops in the newly constructed Park & Ride Plaza, Liberty Market, LDA Additional Director General Ihsan Ul Haq informed while briefing an eight-member Turkish delegation of the state owned development company ISBAK, which visited the LDA head office on Wednesday.
Secretary Transport Punjab Captain (r) Muhammad Yousaf said that proceedings would be conducted in the presence of print and

LDA One-Window Cell resolves 87 percent of complaints

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) One-Window Cell resolved 87 percent public complaints received from its establishment in September to December 31. An LDA official said that the one-window cell had disposed of around 13,546 out of the total 15,575 complaints received.
LDA sanctioned around 1,021 building plans on 1,318 applications, extended building period for 815 plots on 928 requests and issued completion certificates on 166 out of 189 pleas received for this

LDA restructures its directorates

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has started the year 2011 with a rampant drive of restructuring its important directorates to bless the favourites, on the influence of DMG officers posted on deputation in the authority, Pakistan Today has learnt.
LDA Directorate of Land Development is the new victim in the row. Fresh orders, issued by the authority, have ended the 5-month merger of Directorate of Land Development II and Directorate of Land Development III in the

SC issues notice to DHA, Cantonment Board, LDA

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued notice to the Lahore Cantonment Board, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Defence Housing Authority (DHA) for January 14 to explain who has the authority to issue no objection certificates (NOC) for a new housing society in the city and what are the standard operating procedures (SOP) for obtaining NOCs. The court was hearing an appeal moved by the DHA on issue of passage through its limits, to the adjacent Punjab Cooperative Housing

LDA grants building period waiver to Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has given a 100 percent building period waiver for the second time to the Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust flouting its own decision taken in 2001 and making a mockery of all slogans of merit and rule of law of the Punjab government, Pakistan Today has learn.
The LDA extended the building period free of surcharge twice for a 40 kanal, 22 square feet plot number 20 at Block J/I and 3 kanal, 18 marla and 205 square feet plot number 27 to 31 at

CM turns dow bid to regularise LDA employees

LAHORE: Following the charges of corruption and violation of merit in appointments, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has turned down the summary submitted by Lahore Development Authority to get permanent statues of hundreds of employees appointed on contract basis through the National Testing Service (NTS) since 2009, Pakistan Today learnt on Saturday.
Lahore Development Authority had dispatched the summary in the last week of the November seeking permanent status of all

Punjab to probe, LDA corruption, nepotism

LAHORE: The Punjab government is planning to conduct a large-scale investigation into charges of corruption, nepotism, abuse of power and financial mismanagement in the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Pakistan Today has learnt.
The LDA has come under fire after surfacing of tendering scandals, faulty commercialisation policy, manipulation in 100 plots for LDA employees, silence over action against illegal housing schemes, missing files regarding high-rising buildings,

LDA cancels tenders worth Rs 100m after corruption scams surface

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has cancelled the tenders of various development projects worth Rs 100 million awarded to private firms after reports of massive corruption and receiving kickbacks in the pre-qualification process and other procedural requirements laid down in the LDA Act surfaced, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The decision was taken after the CM Secretariat took notice of the violations in the tendering criterion.
CM Secretariat officials told

LDA openly flouting tender rules

LAHORE: Under the nose of a Punjab government losing no moment to champion good governance, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is flouting the rules and regulations for floating tenders of development projects worth million of rupees, Pakistan Today has learnt.
A senior LDA official revealed to Pakistan Today that the glaring violations in floating of tenders could be gauged with the fact that LDA had hired around 40 private firms through pre-qualification processes without

LHC CJ orders judicial inquiry into LDA torture incident

LAHORE: Taking notice of the torture on a former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) school teacher and journalists from a private television channel, the Lahore High Court chief justice on Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry headed by Cantt Magistrate Masroor Anwar to ascertain the facts of the incident.
The inquiry will begin on November 1 (Monday) and the magistrate will submit its report to the LHC in 48 hours. Fouzia Iftikhar Khan had visited the LDA Building on Friday along

LDA guards beat up journalists trying to protect woman from violence

LAHORE: Security guards of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) attacked the staff of the Dunya TV channel when they tried to rescue an elderly woman (an ex-LDA employee) from being beaten by the guards at the LDA Building on Egerton Road on Friday.
Fouzia, a teacher sacked from the LDA School in Johar Town, had approached the LDA along with court orders for her reinstatement. She was trying to meet the LDA’s top brass when security guards headed by Sohaib Abdul Rehman began

LDA to launch computerized attendance system

LAHORE
Lahore Development Authority is all set for launching computerized attendance system for its employees of all ranks and cadres.
The computerised attendance software has been prepared for ensuring timely attendance of the LDA employees. The system will be launched soon as the identity cards with bar codes have been issued to more than 90 per cent of the LDA employees and the card detectors have also been installed in the LDA offices. LDA had established a one window

LDA inspectors continue to succumb to high-rise case stress

Inspectors allegely allowed illegal plaza construction in PIA Housing Scheme
Punjab Services Tribunal ordered reinstatement of inspectors; LDA delayed restoration
LDA officials claim reinstatement cases are ‘under process’
LAHORE
Depression and trauma springing from the termination of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) officials in the high-rise building issue have led to the death of two building inspectors and brain hemorrhage of the director building LDA. Two

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