Lahore: According to news reports, the Punjab government has established a commission to regularise illegal housing complexes that were built without the approval of the province’s responsible authority.
The commission will be able to legalise or penalise illegal housing societies in various parts of the province if the bill is passed. The Punjab government approved a budget of PKR 52 million for the commission’s functioning on Saturday, according to the information given (October 09). The group will look into land-related concerns as well as the procedures and rules that govern society.
In addition, the newly constituted commission would be led by a retired judge who will be chosen after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
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The commission will be made up of five members, according to the cabinet announcement: the chairman, a town planner, an environmental specialist, a legal practitioner, and a member of the appropriate profession, all of whom have at least 20 years of experience and practise. The commission is expected to be led by Justice (R) Azmat Saeed, who will be paid a salary comparable to that of a Supreme Court Judge.