LAHORE - Lahore Development Authority is going to discharge at least 150 employees of different directorates from services on account of poor performance, negligence and misconduct with the applicants, insiders informed TheNation on Thursday. Initially, about 65 officials of different cadres, working in various wings and directorates of LDA were discharged from their present assignments and directed to report to the administration directorate for further directions. In second phase, 35 employees are likely to be discharged from their duty on Friday (today) while remaining 50 officials belonging to different wings of LDA will be discharged from their services in the next week, disclosed the LDA insiders. It was learnt that such officials were being discharged from services due to a number of complaints from the applicants who in their complaints told the higher authorities regarding misbehaviour of these officials with the people, they added. They also said that applicants further complained that such officials neither were cooperative nor were performing their official duties efficiently. They often used delaying tactics while dealing with their claims and other applications and applicants had been tolerating such unethical and non-cooperative behaviour for years, which was very painful for the complainants, they added. Some complainants also complained the authorities concerned alleging that such officials were demanding money against disposing of their pending files of plots and other claims, the insiders further informed. They said that on public complaints, the authorities concerned initiated inquiries against them and after completing inquiries, the inquiry committee recommended the department to discharge their services for the time being because most of the officials needed proper professional training in order to get desired results and to improve their public dealing skills while departmental action should be initiated against the remaining officials for their misconduct. Following the recommendations of inquiry and assessment committees, LDA has decided to impart professional training to these employees for enabling them to perform their official duties efficiently and professionally, the sources added. However, the higher authorities of LDA directed all such employees to report the Administration Directorate so that the department could decide their future, they concluded.