Teams from the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) carried out a crackdown on illegal building projects and unlicensed business operations on Tuesday throughout the city, which led to the closure and demolition of numerous structures.
Six properties in the thriving Gulberg neighbourhood risked closure and partial demolition due to their unlawful commercial activities use. The LDA concentrated on properties that had erred by erecting businesses without the required permits.
Located on Main Boulevard in Gulberg, Cafe Third Culture is one of the places. The managers and proprietors of the café ignored numerous warnings to comply, which resulted in its closure and partial demolition. The café was in a parking lot without the necessary approval for the layout.
The operation expanded to Plot No. 4C in Gulberg 2 to prevent unlawful commercialisation. Here, the property was partially destroyed and shut. Plot No. 5 in Gulberg 5 was another instance of strict enforcement. It was partially destroyed and shut, demonstrating the LDA’s dedication to upholding standards for legal construction.
Additionally, after receiving numerous warnings, a property next to the Daewoo terminal at Kalma Chowk blocked due to its unlawful commercial activities use.
Commissioner and LDA Director General Muhammad Ali Randhawa underlined their commitment to preserving the city’s integrity. They are taking fast action against unlicensed commercial operations and unlawful buildings. This most recent operation is part of a larger, citywide effort to curb such behaviour and protect Lahore’s unique architectural and urban character.