LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority s decision of shifting of its engineering branch from LDA Complex to a building recently constructed for community centre in Muslim Town has sparked protests in the locality. The residents of Muslim Town have strongly reacted to the decision and demanded the LDA to refrain from shifting its offices to a building constructed for the purpose of a community centre. Hundreds of residents including senior citizens staged a demonstration outside the newly-constructed building at Ayubia Market, Muslim Town on Saturday to protest against the LDA decision. The participants were carrying placards and banners inscribed with the writings against the decision and demands of not changing the status of the newly-constructed building. They chanted slogans against the LDA officials. This building was constructed at a cost of Rs 40 million on the longstanding demand of the locals, purely for the purpose of a community centre. After the completion of the construction work, the LDA has invited tenders for carrying out partition to accommodate offices in the two storey building. Union council nazim Raja Munawar, who led the demonstration, told The Nation the residents have every right to press for the demand of using the building for the purpose decided before the construction. He said that the residents dont want to indulge in politics and they were pressing for their legitimate demand. He said that allowing functioning of a LDA office in the heart of a residential area was also illegal. He said that the residents avoided to go on Wahdat Road as it would cause traffic problems. He said that the residents have gone for recording their protest in a peaceful manner and they would continue to do the same in future.