LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority has dismissed five officials on account of their long unauthorized absence from duty. The dismissed officials include Ikram Ullah (Patwari), Muhammad Javed (Chowkidar), Muhammad Ramzan  (Patwari), Muhammad Afzal (Naib Qasid) and Khalid Pervaiz (Naib Qasid). These officials had been served a number of notices to attend their duty but they failed to comply with the orders.

Meanwhile, Departmental Promotion Committee of Lahore Development Authority promoted 13 Assistants (BS-14) to the post of Staff Officers (BS-16). The officials promoted on regular basis include Qamar-uz-Zaman, Muhammad Ilyas, Muhammad Ismail, Muhammad Ishaque, Muhammad Akram, Raees Ahmed Khan, Shahid Nizami, Irtaza Hussain Shah and Imtiaz Ahmed whereas Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Afzal Shahid, Muhammad Aslam and Muhammad Shoaib have been promoted on officiating basis.

Meanwhile, a total of 15 plots including six commercial and nine residential plots were auctioned by Lahore Development Authority against a sum of Rs. 104.3 million on Thursday. Open auction of commercial plots of 23 commercial plots of Johar Town and Mustafa Town, 10 residential plots of Sabazazar  and Jubilee Town and two educational sites in Town Ship and Sabazazar was held at LDA Community Centre, 239-A, New Muslim Town which was participated by 62 bidders who had deposited earnest money in the form of pay orders of requisite amount for this purpose.

Sever competition was observed at this occasion as the competitors enthusiastically offered their bids. Per marla base price of these plots had been estimated by the approved Evaluators of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Maximum bid was offered for commercial plot No 118, block J2, of Johar Town, measuring 80 Sq meters, which was auctioned against a total amount of Rs.7.o8 million. Its base price had been fixed as Rs. 1.1 million per marla where as it fetched a price of Rs.1.85  million per marla.

Members of the auction committee of LDA including Director Finance Zaheer Asghar Raana, Directors Estate Management Akbar Nakai,  Usman Ghani, nadeem Abbas Bhangu and Waseem Abbas Director land Development-I Imran Raza Abbasi and other officers supervised the auction proceedings.