The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA), on Tuesday, declared the extension of Capital Smart City situated at the Chakri Road Rawalpindi as illegal. RDA Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Director, Jamshaid Aftab, informed that the Capital Smart City’s extension was not an RDA approved housing society. He said that the Capital Smart City illegally advertised its extension and the legal action was being initiated against the management of the society under the sections of Punjab Private Housing schemes and Land Subdivision Rules 2010. Aftab further said that the RDA advised the general public that they should not make any investment in any illegal or unauthorized housing scheme Moreover, the sponsors of the Capital Smart City were also warned by the RDA to immediately stop marketing their unapproved housing scheme. Aftab also sent a complaint letter to the Director Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Islamabad about the illegal advertisements of private housing schemes on the social media. He requested the FIA to proceed against every owner and sponsor of all the illegal and unapproved housing schemes to safeguard the interest of general public. He further said that the management of some illegal housing societies, including Al-Meraj, Blue World City and Bin Alam City, was wrongly feeding the general public that they got the NOC from the RDA. Published in Daily Times, September 5th 2018.