Massive irregularities have been found in 41 private housing schemes of Rawalpindi, according to a report prepared by the auditor-general.
The report has uncovered irregularities of $40 billion.
It states a loss of more than $2.14 billion to the national exchequer due to illegal construction of buildings by these housing schemes.
Bahria Town has been identified as one of the 41 housing projects.
Construction has been illegally done over 3,026 kanal of land instead of the allotted 648 kanal, the report states.
The illegal approval of these housing projects has caused a loss of $1.49 billion, it says, adding that the housing projects have been given non-residential areas. These schemes have illegally encroached upon land meant for public spaces, graveyards and parks, the report said.
Which housing projects were audited?
A total of 41 housing schemes have been audited by the Punjab government. It identified them as: