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  • 33 embassies operating in Islamabad residential areas

    ISLAMABAD: Years of negligent behaviour on the part of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is now coming back to haunt its management...

    According to official documents, 20 embassies are currently operating in residential areas, in violation of CDA bylaws, despite possessing plots within the Diplomatic Enclave...

  • Remove all offices from Islamabad residential areas, SC orders

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday sent a loud and clear message to all and sundry that the law as well as the order of the court regarding non-conforming use of residential houses in Islamabad should be implemented without any exception...

    The bench was hearing a case relating to the use of residential houses for commercial purposes as well as encroachments and road blocks created by the government offices, private residences...

  • Clashes reach residential streets in Yemen’s rebel-held city

    HODEIDA: Fighting for control of Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida reached residential streets on Sunday, as the Houthi insurgents mounted fierce resistance to government forces backed by Saudi Arabia, military sources said...

    The Red Sea port city has been in the grip of Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2014...

  • Capital police seek more time to vacate residential premises

    ISLAMABAD: Capital police have decided to approach the higher courts to seek time in response to a notice issued to them by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to vacate the Central Police Office (CPO) within two weeks...

    Police officials said on Wednesday that the decision was taken because failure to vacate the house will cause CDA to confiscate and sell the property...

  • Land use of residential plot changed to build high-rise in Karachi

    KARACHI: A multi-storey building is being constructed in Dhoraji Cooperative Housing Society on a fast-track basis after a former Karachi Metropolitan Corporation administrator used his discretionary powers to change the land use of the plot from residential to commercial, it emerged on Sunday...

    While the power of conversion of the land use rests with the elected City Council, which does not exist, the administrator of the KMC is...

  • Commercial activities in residential areas continue with impunity

    RAWALPINDI: Auto workshops and other commercial activities are creating noise and air pollution in the residential areas of Satellite Town thanks to the apathy of the Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA)...

    Under the Punjab Local Government Ordinance 2001, commercial activities are not allowed in residential areas...

  • Karachi’s 13m people live on 23pc of residential land, moot told

    KARACHI: Participants in a meeting on urban narrative — Karachi calling — were on Sunday informed that Karachi was among the three cities of South Asian with Mumbai and Dhaka regarded as the dense cities of the world where 62 per cent (about 13 million) of its citizens lived in informal settlements on 23pc of the city’s residential land...

    5 million) of Karachiites lived in ‘planned’ settlements on 77pc of the city’s residential...

  • CDA arms itself against misuse of residential buildings

    ISLAMABAD: Chastened by higher judiciary’s incessant demands to reform itself, the Board of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday approved amendments in its regulations that would allow speedier action against non-conforming use of residential area...

    A senior CDA official told Dawn that it took months, even years, to seal a property being used for commercial purposes in a residential area under the existing complicated...

  • Prices of residential plots highest in Lahore and Peshawar

    ISLAMABAD: Under the new property valuation formula, notified by the Federal Board of Revenue for 12 major cities, the value of residential plots in Lahore and Peshawar is the highest in a maximum number of areas...

    On Tuesday, the FBR notified value tables for Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur in Sindh; Peshawar, Mardan and Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Lahore, Rawalpindi and Sargodha in Punjab; Quetta and Gwadar in Balochistan; and...

  • Massive blaze engulfs residential area in Dubai

    DUBAI: A massive blaze engulfed three residential blocs in central Dubai and led to services on a metro line being suspended on Monday, local media reported...

    The fire broke out in the Al-Shamsi buildings in the city’s Deira neighbourhood, across the road from the above-ground Green Line of Dubai Metro, Gulf News said on its website...

  • Batching plants near residential areas disturb Lahore residents

    LAHORE: People continue to suffer from the noise and dust pollution created by concrete batching plants in the city, while the environment department maintains silence and is hesitating to take action against the contractor who has set up such units for supplying construction material to the Orange Line Metro Train project...

    Two plants are operating in the city: on Wahdat Road near Chungi Stop and near Quaid-i-Azam interchange/Ring...

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