Islamabad - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started action against nonconforming use of residential houses in Islamabad.

In the first phase of the comprehensive plan, the CDA has removed illegal advertisements and signboards of the business ventures from the premises under nonconforming use located in different sectors of the city, CDA officials said yesterday. Formal operation to end nonconforming use of residential houses will be launched after expiry of 10 days of public notice given to the violators, they said.

Teams of enforcement, municipal administration and building control section carried out a joint operation in sector F-6, F-7, F-8 and sector F-10 and removed sign and advertising boards from the residential premises used as food outlets, boutiques, saloons and other commercial ventures, besides confiscating other advertising material from the premises.

The CDA had already through a public notice given ten days deadline to the violators to abolish/remove the commercial activities from all residential sectors of Islamabad.

Violators have been directed to bring back the premises into conforming use in accordance with Islamabad Residential Sector Zoning Regulation–2005. After the expiry of deadline, the CDA shall be constrained to cancel the allotment of the property, besides sealing the premises and imposition of fines under the law, the officials said.