Lahore: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) established a ‘Overseas Pakistani Desk’ on Friday to protect valuable properties held by Pakistanis residing abroad. The LDA’s ‘One Window Cell’ hosted the inaugural event for the newly constructed desk. Syed Tariq Mehmoodul Hassan, Vice-Chairman of the Overseas Pakistanis Commission, and LDA Director-General Ahmad Aziz Tarar were also present.
According to Mr Hassan, the desk was established on the orders of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and will operate under a fast-track and revolutionary method that will answer a complaint within 15 days. Later, the DG went to the Shahkam Flyover site to observe the construction progress and urged the officials to speed up the process so that the flyover could be completed on time.
The flyover, he claimed, would be 606 metres long and have three lanes. He also stated that as part of the project, the width of Defence Road would be increased. Meanwhile, on Multan Road, Allama Iqbal Town, and Sabzazar, the LDA Town Planning Wing conducted operations against unlawful building and enrichment.
An unlawful sports club in Sabzazar, an illegal commercial building on Multan Road, and other stores in Allama Iqbal Town were demolished by the teams. An unlawful business plaza along Multan Road and Sabzazar was also demolished by the crews.