DHA Construction By Laws


Whereas after repeal of the Defence Housing Authority Lahore

Ordinance 1999 (Punjab Ordinance L1 1999) Chief Executive’s Order No. 26 of

2002, for the reconstitution of Defence Housing Authority Lahore,

has been promulgated and published in Gazette of Pakistan dated

September 1 9, 2002

And whereas, the Executive Board of the Defence Housing Authority

(D.H.A.) is improved to make Regulations under Article 23 of Chief

Executive Order No 26 of 2002 and to get them published in Government

Notification in the Official Gazette.

And therefore, the Executive Board in order to carry out the purposes of the

order and in exercise of its powers conferred upon under Article 23 Read with

Article 4 and all other enabling provisions of the said Order is pleased to

make the following Regulations.



a. These Regulations shall be called Defence Housing Authority Construction and Development Regulations, 2007.

b. These Regulations /shall extend to the whole area controlled by the Defence  Housing Authority  Lahore.

c. These Regulations shall come into force with effect from the date of publication in/the Official gazette and shall be read in consonance with Defence Housing Authority Projects/Joint Venture. Regulations 2004 and vice versa.

d. If the Moose/building is constructed as per drawing approved on previous byelaws/rules which is contradictory to the present byelaws/rules, the violation may not be objected and completion certificate be issued accordingly.


(i)  In these Regulations, unless there is any thing repugnant in the subject or context, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them or as the context otherwise require:

(a)  ‘Addition/Alteration of Building’ includes the structural or other physical alternation for making any addition/deletion or other changes in a building.

(b)  ‘Amalgamation’ means the joining of two or more adjacent plots of the same land use in accordance with these regulations.

(c) ‘Approved Plan’ means plan for the building or lay out plan approved by the Authority in accordance with these Regulations.

(d) ‘Area’ means the area of operation of the authority and/or the area shown in the Master Plan of the authority and includes and extension or modification effected   therein from time to time.

(e) ‘Authority’ means Defence Housing Authority Lahore.

3 (f) ‘Basement’ means the lowest story of a building partially below ground level.

(g) ‘Buildings’  means  a  house,  out-house flats  block  of flats,  latrine,  privy, veranda, fixed platform, plinth, shed, hut or other roofed structure whether masonry, brick, wood mud , metal or other material, and any part thereof, and includes a wall (other than boundary wall not exceeding seven feet in height and not abutting on a street) but does not include a tent or other portable  and  temporary shelter which  does  not have  any foundation.

(h)  ‘Building/House Line’ means a line beyond which the outer face of a building except boundary wall must not be projected in the direction of any street existing or proposed.

(i) ‘Byelaws’ means laws and regulations approved by Executive Board/Competent Authority of Defence Housing Authority Lahore.

(j)    ‘Clear Space/Open Space’ means  an  area forming  integral  part of the plot,  left open to the sky including thickness of boundary wall.

(k)  ‘Commercial Building’ means a building or part of a building, which is, used as shops, offices, business arcade , show rooms, display centers, market for sale of merchandise for retail only, building used for transaction of business or the keeping of accounts, records for similar purposes, professional service facilities, petrol pumps, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, banks , clubs run on commercial basis, Storage and service facilities incidental to the sale of merchandise shall be included under this group, except where exempted.

(I)  ‘Commercial Zone’ means the area where the commercial buildings are located as    shown in the Master Plan.

(m) Existing Building’ means a building existing on the date of commencement of the town Planning.

(n)  ‘Flats   /Apartments’ means a block/blocks of buildings consisting of number of   residential units built in horizontal or vertical manner exclusively designed for a human habitation in Commercial Zone with all necessary requirements such as Kitchen, lavatory, bathroom etc.

4 (o) ‘Folding Shelter’ means a structure made of steel tubes, fixed to pillars of the porch, having fabric covering which has the arrangement for its opening (extension) and closing using gears/handles etc. for parking of vehicles only.

(p) ‘Master Plan’ means the plan showing the lay out of the area.

(q) ‘Mezzanine Floor’ means floor between ground and first floor of commercial building and having headroom not less than seven feet and not more than seven feet, forming part of ground floor and having access from within the shops.

(r) ‘NDC’ means No Demand Certificate.

(s) ‘NOC’ means No Objection Certificate.

(t) ‘Non-Standard Plot’ means which are created due to adjustment in town planning of an area.

(u) ‘Nuisance’ includes any act or omission place or thing which causes or is likely to cause injury, danger, annoyance or offence to the sense of sight, smell or hearing, or which is or may be dangerous to life or injurious to health, property and environment.

(v) ‘Parapet’ means wall whether plain, perforated paneled or made of steel angle irons/pipes protecting the edge of the balcony, verandah roof of building or terrace.

{w} ‘Park’ means a recreational area which may include all or any of the following facilities.

i Jogging tracks/walkways ii Water features like lakes, fountains, gusers etc. iii    Restaurants or cafeterias or food stalls iv  Aviary v Tubewell vi     Public toilets:  vii  Any other recreational facilities (out door)

5 (x)  ‘Parking Space’ means an area enclosed or unenclosed covered or open sufficient in size to park vehicles in front of the commercial as well as public buildings as specified in the Master Plan or as recommended by the authority thereafter.

(y)  ‘Pergola’ means a structure with perforated roof consisting of cross bars in the form of reinforced concrete, wood or steel etc. of which at least 50% of roof is open to sky.

(z) ‘Person’ means and includes a Registered person, occupant, user tenant and a license of a plot, house or building.

(aa)    ‘Plinth’ means finished floor level of the building.

(bb) ‘Public Building’ means a building used or intended to be used either ordinarily or occasionally by the public such as offices of the Government as well as Semi Government Institutions and agencies, mosque, college, school, library, theater for cultural activities, public concert room, public hall, club hospitals public exhibition hall, community centers, lecture room or any other place of public assembly.

(cc) ‘Registered Architect/Engineer’ means a qualified Architect / Engineer registered with the respective council.

(dd) ‘Registered Person’ means a person whether natural or legal, who is registered under the General Regulations of the Authority.

(ee) ‘Regulation’ means the Defence Housing Authority Construction and Development Regulations and other Regulations made by the Executive Board.

(ff) ‘Reserved Area’ means an area shown in the Master Plan as such, which may be developed/re-planned by the authority for any purpose at any stage.

(gg) ‘Residential Unit’ means an independent unit consisting of rooms for human habitation.

(hh)  ‘Residential Zone’ means a zone earmarked for buildings exclusively designed for human habitation and in no case shall include its use in whole or a part there of for any other purpose e.g commercial activities, schools, institutions, shops, offices clinics, beauty parlour guests houses, marriage centers, gyms, tuition centers, club activities, work shops, stores or godowns, etc. or for the purpose of political, religious and sectarian activities. It also includes parks gardens, play grounds sector shops and other open spaces located in the area earmarked in the residential building.

6 (jj) ‘Right of Way (ROW)’ means the area of road including shoulder/berms between two opposite boundary walls of row of houses/shops.

(kk)     ‘Sectors Shops’ means a row of shops excluding workshops, repairing shops and offices, to be constructed in single story in residential zones for business related to grocery, vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry fish and tan doors, without the provision of any open space in and around the building provided that their height does not exceed prescribed height from the road level with a provision of mezzanine floor not covering more than 3/4 of the shops space.

(ll) ‘Septic Tank’ means a tank in which sewage is collected and decomposed before its discharge in to the public/main sewer.

(mm) ‘Shop’ means a roofed structure primarily used for the retail sale of goods.

(nn) ‘Shop/Offices-cum-Flats’ means provision of shops on the ground floor and basement with the facility of offices/flats on the first and second floor and basement with the facility of offices/flats on the first and Subsequent floors.

(oo) ‘Stores/Godowns’ mean a building/buildings meant for storage of material or finished goods at the ground floor provided those goods are not of inflammable or objectionable characteristics and with provision of office accommodation above but does not include any garage or residential or commercial building.

(pp) ‘Sun/Rain Shade’ means an outer side projection from the building over a minimum height of 7 feet from the plinth level providing protection from sun/weather.

(qq) ‘Verandah’ means a roofed gallery, terrace or other portion of a building with at least one side open to courtyard or a permanent open

(rr) ‘Ware House’ means a building used for storage of commercially saleable goods at the ground floor and office accommodation above.

(ss) ‘Zone’ means the area earmarked for a particular use only.

Note: All expressions and definitions mentioned in other Defence Housing Authority General Regulations, 2007 shall also be treated as the part and parcel of these Regulations.

                                 PART-ll TOWN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT 

3. INFRASTRUCTURE    The Authority shall provide roads, water supply sewerage and shall also arrange for facility of electricity through WAPDA/LESCO or any other private power generation company/agency, gas through Sui Northern Gas (Pvt) Limited and telephone through Pakistan Telecommunication Limited or any other agency/company etc. in case of violation of Regulation, the Authority reserves the right to disconnect the facilities and impose fine prescribed by the Authority from time to time in order to discourage the recurrence of such incidents.

b. Registered Persons shall plan their houses keeping in view the existing services at site as these shall not be shifted and the plot shall strictly be utilized for the same purpose for which it has been alloted and no commercial activity of any nature/ kind shall be allowed in the residential area. To preserve the sanctity of planning, no deviation shall be permitted.

c. If any of services of the Authority area carried out of the area other than included in the Authority the services at the defaulting premises from where the connection is drawn shall be disconnected, besides fine which shall be imposed by the Authority.


(a) Maximum size of the residential plot shall be of 2 kanals (9000 square feet approximately). The Authority shall maintain the accuracy in the measurement of the plots allocated to the Registered persons. Standard sizes of residential plots shall be as under:-

2kanal (I) 100 ft x 90 ft. (II)  75 ft x 120 ft.  1 kanal  50 ft x 90 ft.  10 Marlas (I)     35 ft x 64 ft. (II) 35 ft x 65 ft.  7 Marlas  30 ft x 52.6 ft.  5 Marias  25 ft x 45 ft.

(b) There can be non-standard plots, which are created due to adjustment in Town Planning or re-planning of the area.

(c) If the measurement of a plot on account of Town Planning is found to be increased or decreased, the allottee of such plot, in case of increase, shall be bound to pay the price of extra land determined by the Executive

8 Board whereas in case of decrease in measurement of a plot, the allottee shall be entitled to a refund of the amount equal to the cost of such decrease based on the cost of land and development charges determined by the Authority at the time of allotment of plot.

(d) In case a corner plot alloted to a Registered person, ceases to be as such because of the area adjustment or the Town Planning or any other inevitable circumstance or reason, the Registered person, shall be bound to accept the refund of the additional amount deposited by him/her for the corner plot.


a. Every Registered person shall make an application for the demarcation plan of the plot located in the area open for construction/possession the a prescribed form to Building Control Section of the authority at least 7 days prior to such demarcation plan.

b. The application shall be routed through the Director Finance who shall verify payments of all dues. After demarcation, Authority shall provide one copy of the Site Plan at the scale of 1 inch= 40 Ft to the Registered Person/legal attorney.

c. The Authority, on payment of the prescribed charges may allow the demarcation of a newly created plot as a result of sub-division/amalgamation.


Nobody shall be permitted to dig or cut the road space including shoulders/berms without prior written permission from the Authority. Defaulters shall be liable to pay fine as prescribed by the Authority.


All residential corner plots shall be splayed (champhered) as per Town Planning to avoid blind corner/increase sight distance.


The Authority shall not be responsible for leveling the plot in case of any ditch, unevenness or abnormality in the plot.


a. The occupants or registered persons shall help out the staff of the Authority in tree plantation and nurturment. Each occupant or Registered Person shall plant at least 4 trees in front of his premises at the place marked by the Authority, whereas all the plantation beyond the boundary wall shall be the property of the Authority.

b. No person shall be allowed to grow any vegetation or to raise obstruction out side his premises to encroach/occupy the space or to block the road or to reduce the openness of areas or create obstruction to the visibility i.e. flowers pots/ planters and hedges etc. or such like acts or omissions which mars the beautification of the area To eradicate such acts or omissions. Authority shall reserve the right to remove such vegetation or obstruction at the cost of such person.

c. No person shall be allowed to cut the trees within the area of the Authority. Whoever violates, shall be fined as presc

d. Construction of rockery or hard landscaping beyond the boundary wall shall strictly be prohibited, however flowerbeds of small plants and flowers, upto 2 feet and parallel to boundary wall made of bricks or other similar material, having maximum height of 6 inches, may be allowed.


a. Application for utility connections such as Sui Gas, Telephone and Electricity, Cable, TV, and Cable internet etc. shall be made directly to the concerned department/company/agency in accordance with their requirements.

b. The occupants/residents/Registered Persons shall have to observe the Rules, Regulations and instructions of the concerned department/agency/ company whose services are being utilized.. If for any reason, the facilities to be provided by the department/agency/company are delayed, Authority shall accept no liability, even if there is a breakdown in services.


a. Application for water connection shall be made on the prescribed form to the Director (Maintenance). The applicant shall also be required to pay water connection fee as fixed by the Authority.

b. The applicant shall also pay for the supply of water as per meter reading or flat rate as decided by the Authority.

c. Special rates for supply of water, as decided by the Authority, shall be charged at the time of new construction, addition or alteration etc.

d. In case of disconnection of water supply service by the Authority, the person shall be liable to pay monthly charges of water supply during the disconnection period, as per routine. The Registered person shall also pay re-connection charges as prescribed by the Authority by restoration of disconnected water supply.

e. The Registered Person shall be liable to make the payment of any arrears with penalty or fine imposed by the Authority.

f. No   person   shall   be   permitted   to   bore   well/tube   well/water   pump   for alternate   supply   of  water  or   install   motor/pump   directly   on   the   water supply line in any way. If a person commits any such act or omission, shall    be liable to fine prescribed by the Authority.

g. The Authority may allow boring of shallow pumps only for construction purposes and upon completion of the construction the bore shall be destroyed.

h. Separate charges shall be levied for the house having swimming pool or maintaining lawn to adjacent open plot as per DHA rules.


a  At the time of completion. Authority shall provide the facility of sewerage by connecting the house to the main network of sewerage system. The Registered Person shall pay connection charges as well as monthly sewerage charges as decided by the Authority from time to time.

11 b. Registered   Person   shall   construct   a   septic   tank   and   maintain   it effectively   so   that   partially   treated   sewage   flows   into   the   sewerage system.

c. No   person   shall   be   allowed   to   connect   his   sewerage   with   the   main sewerage   network   himself.   For   this   he   has   to   apply   the   Authority, otherwise he shall be liable to pay fine prescribed by the Authority.

d. Incase of disconnection of the sewerage service by the Authority, monthly bill of sewerage shall be charged as per normal routine for disconnection period. The Registered Person shall pay reconnection charges as prescribed by the Authority for sewerage service.

e. In case a building is occupied without applying for sewerage opening the date of sewerage opening shall be considered as one and a half year from the date of approval of drawing or date of occupation of building which ever is earlier. In such case the Authority may levy fine for this violation.


a. Authority has designed its services on the basis of one house per plot. The Authority may at its discretion allow the sub-division of two kanal plots corner or duplex only, into two equal parts, Plot shall be sub-divided only after the area is fully developed and finally demarcated, provided that:

i. The application for sub-division/additional unit shall be made on the prescribed from.

ii. All dues pertaining to the plot have been cleared. Separate water supply and sewerage connection shall be provided by the Authority on payment of prescribed charges.

iii. The site plan issued by the Building Control Section shall be attached with the application.

iv. Sub-division/additional unit fee shall be paid through a challan from issued by the Authority.

v. In case of house the applicant shall submit 6 prints of approved) drawing for each unit, with the application.

vi, Sub-division of duplex shall only be allowed when both portions have reached minimum up to plinth level.

12 b. Corner plot of two kanal size may be sub-divided even before construction subject to the following conditions:-

i. Separate sewer and water connection shall be obtained on the payment of requisite fee.

ii. Clear spaces of one kanal shall be applicable to the sub-divided units of two kanal plots.

c. Division of house (duplex), other than non- corner, shall be as per sketch given at annexA.

d.  Sub-division of corner plots shall be as per sketch given at annex B.

14. COMBINATION/AMALGAMATION OF PLOTSmerger-amalgamation-24560862

Combination/Amalgamation of two or more plots for making one building shall not be allowed unless otherwise mentioned below:-

a. Amalgamation of plots shall only be permitted subject to payment of requisite fee as prescribed by the Authority.

b. Two residential plots of one kanal or below may only be amalgamated such that maximum plot size for residential buildings shall not be more than 2 kanals.

c. Any number of commercial plots may be Combined/amalgamated.

d. Hard or Soft Landscaping done for the purposes of beautifying amalgamated adjoining  plot provided that such structure is of temporary nature allowing no human or other habitation therein.


a. The Sub Division of amalgamated plots shall be permitted subject to payment of requisite fee to the Authority.

b. 2 Kanal plots upto 3 plots can be amalgamated subject to payment of requisite fees as decided by DHA. Foot print area of amalgamated plots will not exceeded 9000 sft for 2 plots and 12000 sft for 3 plots.

c.     Constructed houses will not be amalgamated. However 1 x house and 1 x open plot can be amalgamated.

13  DEVELOPMENT CHARGES The development charges shall be worked out tentatively subject to finalization of development works and the person shall be responsible to pay the balance. If any on completion of the development work.



a. Every person who intends to carry out building works within the area of Authority shall comply with the requirements of these   Regulations. b. Application for erection, construction addition alteration, major renovation and demolition of building shall be made to the Authority on the prescribed form for obtaining approval from the  Authority for such erection, construction, addition alteration or   major renovation. c. No erection, construction, addition, alteration or major renovation and demolition etc, shall be allowed without the prior approval by the Authority.

18. DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTS Application for erection, construction, addition or alteration of building shall be made to the Authority with the following documents. a. Six sets of drawings and one original on tracing cloth. b. Copy of Site Plan showing the north direction, boundaries of proposed plot, adjacent plot, roads and the block, sector in which the plot is located. c. Copy of computerized national identity card (C.N.I.C.)And allotment/transfer letter. d. Paid challan for dues. e. Undertakings required under these Regulations.

19. BUILDING PLAN    Building Plan

The building plan/drawings, signed by qualified architect, shall be submitted by the Registered Person to the DHA {Building Control Section), indicating the foll- owing details:

14 a. External dimensions of the main building, with and without extended portions.

b. The thickness and composition of all beams/columns/lintels and other, RCC components and all other supports.

c. Schedule of open and covered area.

d. Positions and dimensions of all projections beyond the walls.

e. Internal dimensions of all rooms.

f. Lay out of water supply including construction details of underground and over head water tanks.

g. Detail of ramp with the help of cross section.

h. Layout of sewerage system, proposed and existing drains, prives, kitchen, gutters and spouts and cross section of septic tanks.

j. Schedule of steel reinforcement of roofs, beams and lintels and other RCC elements.

k.       Location of kitchen greases traps and screens.

l.  The level and width of the foundations and level of the ground floor and each floor with reference to the level of the center of the road on which the front of the proposed building is to abut.

m.  The dimensions of all rooms and positions of doors, windows and ventilators in each room of every storey. Schedule of doors and windows indicating cill level.

n.  Overall height of building including overhead water tank, staircase, machine room for lift and parapet walls etc. if any.

o.     Cross-section of boundary wall towards road.

p.  Details for foundations, plinth, super structure, roof, joinery, walls up to the roof level and parapet of the upper stories together with size and number of iron bars to be used in pillars, beams and slabs etc.

q. Assessment of electric load in the proposed building.

r. Site plan of the plot including width of road and key plan of layout of buildings.

s. Plan and elevation at the minimum scale of 1 inch=8ft.

15 t. Sectional drawings at the minimum scale of 1 inch=4ft. u.  A certificate from the registered engineer/architect that all components of the building have been designed by him or rechecked in case the same have been originally designed by some one other than the enlisted architect/engineer. v.  A structure stability certificate for residential buildings from the registered structural engineer where as for commercial buildings signed by a qualified structure engineer with valid registration with Pakistan Engineering Council as consulting Engineer (M. Sc Structure), with min 5 years experience shall be submitted alongwith building plans of multi storey buildings of public assembly. w.  The applicant shall on demand produce all necessary details of the structural designs/calculations in order to ensure the safety of the buildings.


a. The Authority Shall scrutinize the drawings and documents with in 30 days.

b. The   Authority   may   reject   the   application   and   return   the   drawing   and documents,  if plans are unintelligible, ambiguous or are  in  contravention to the Regulations by giving reason in writing for such refusal or return.

c. The Authority also reserves the right of rejecting the plans or suggesting any modification which through may not contravene with the Regulations but are injurious to health, welfare, safety and comfort of the residents and their interests.

d. The applicant may resubmit such an application after necessary modifications, corrections and rectification/removal of observations in the drawings and documents, On resubmission it shall be deemed, as if the fresh application has been submitted and a period of 30 days for approval shall again commence from the date of resubmission.

e. After the approval the applicant shall collect the documents in person.

f. Any oversight in the scrutiny of documents and drawing at the time of the approval and sanction of the building plan shall not entitle the person to violate the Regulations.


a.     Every   Registered Person, intending to carry out entirely new building work or to involve in addition, alteration or demolition, shall engage a registered engineer/architect to supervise the work.

16 b. Architects shall be required to know the regulations policies and procedures, in order to avoid any confusion and difficulties to the Registered Person. He shall also ensure that he keeps himself updated about any changes or modifications in the regulations.

c. A certificate as per Annex C duly signed by the architect, shall be obtained by the Registered Person and shall be submitted to the Authority for such work, which is executed under the supervision of such experts.

d. The Authority reserves the right of blacklisting the architects or such other person/person whose, in opinion of the Authority performance /attitude towards the profession is objectionable.


a. The Registered Person shall commence construction of  the building within a period of 3 years from  the date the area has been opened  for possession/construction by the Authority failing which the person  shall be liable to pay non -construction penalty as prescribed by the Authority.

b. The person shall complete the building within a period of two years reckoned from the date of approval of the drawing by the Authority, failing which the Authority may impose penalty/fine for non-completion.

c. The drawing shall remain valid for two years from the date of its approval.


a.    Registered Person shall have to leave the following minimum clear spaces for each category of plot

                            Front                    Rear                Side              Side

(i)  2 kanal plots              20ft 9inch       8ft 4 ½   inch     5ft 4 ½  inch       5ft 4 ½  inch

(ii)  1 kanal plots             15 ft 9 inch     5ft 4 ½  inch     5ft 4 ½  inch      5ft 4 1/2 inch

(iii)  10 marlas plots        10 ft 9 inch     5ft 4 ½  inch    5ft 4 ½ i inch

(iv)  7/5 marlas plot                   5ft                3 ft                   3 ft 

Note: Front clear space for 2 kanal plot will be 15 feet 9 inches if it lies in the row of 1 kanal plots. However, covered area of 1st floor will be calculated considering front clear space 20 feet 9 inches

17 b. For odd shaped/non-standard plots the requirements of clear spaces would be governed as stated below.

I. The open area required to be left as clear spaces on each side and is to be kept clear in totality instead of uniform space from the boundary wall.

II. The total area permissible to be covered could be built leaving the rest as open.

III. In case of non standard plots covered area proportionate to the plots size may be covered leaving the rest as open space on various sides.

IV  The width of clear space on any side, for any size of plot would not be less   than   3ft-9   inch   (including   the   thickness   of   boundary   wall).

Note:  No construction, even temporary shall be carried out in the clear spaces except stairs for basement {2.5 feet wide) under ground water tank, drains, septic tanks, sewers and spiral steel stairs at the rear if servant quarter is located at the first floor, Pergola shall not be extended into clear space Sunken area can be extended into clear space leaving 2.5 feet wide clear passage only in case of construction of basement.


a. Maximum height of residential building of any type shall not exceed 30 feet from road for phase I to IV whereas it can be 35 feet for such buildings in phase V and onward.

b. The height of sector shop shall be restricted to a maximum of 18 feet from the crown of the road.

c. The height of car porch if resting on boundary wall shall not be less than 9 feet and not more than the roof level of ground floor.

d. Height of sector shops in Ph-IV shall be 33 feet, allowing construction of basement (ground+ mezzanine) and first floor.

e. Maximum height of buildings in COMMERCIAL ZONES shall be as follow:- matalon-business-center

(1)  Phases I to IV

(a)   For 4 to 20 Marla Plots Height of building may be increased to 50 feet for accommodating machine room for lift and water tank and stair mumtee (Ground floor, mezzanine and two floors).

(b)   For plots more than 20 marla but upto 3 kanals.

18(i) The height of building may not be exceed 72 feet including machine room for lift, water tank and stair mumtee (ground floor, mezzanine and four floors).

(ii) Additional floors may be allowed to the existing configuration of building in commercial area. Maximum height of commercial buildings constructed on plot more than 20 Marla but upto 3 kanal shall be 72 feet from adjacent road level subject to the satisfying the authority with respect to the structure strength/stability.

(c) For plots more than 3 kanal upto 6 kanal

(i)  Maximum height of commercial building constructed on plot measuring more than 3 kanal upto 6 kanal with single basement for parking and ground, mezzanine and four floors shall be 72 feet from adjacent road including stair mumtee, machine room for lift and overhead water tank.

(ii)  Maximum height of commercial building constructed on plot measuring more than 3 kanal upto 6 kanal with double basement for parking and ground mezzanine and five floors shall be 82 feet from adjacent road including stair mumtee machine room for lift and overhead water tank

(d) For plots more than 6 kanal Maximum height of commercial building constructed on plot measuring more than 6 kanal shall be decided by the executive Board on case to case basis.

(2) Phases V Onwards

(a) ‘For 4 to 20 Marla plots’ Height of building shall be 72 feet including machine room for lift, water tank and stair mumtee (Ground floor, mezzanine and four floors)

(b) ‘For plots more than 20 Marla upto 3 kanal’ Height of building shall be 82 feet including machine room for lift, water tank and stair mumtee (Ground floor, mezzanine and five floors) and minimum two basement for parking.

(c) ‘For Plots more than 3 kanal’ Maximum height of commercial building constructed on plot measuring more than 3 kanal shall be decided by the Executive Board on case to case basis.

(3)  Height of Building Commercial Broadway Phase-VIII

(a) Height of 4 Marls plot will be 72 feet.

(b) In case of amalgamation, height of original unit is to be maintained

19 25.     COVERED AREAS

A. In case of Residential Buildings

a. Basement 100% of allowable covered area excluding porch area.

b. Ground Floor Refer to regulation No 23

c. First floor if construction is envisaged on the first floor, covered area of first floor shall not exceed 75% of the total permissible area, of the ground floor irrespective of the area covered at the ground floor, the second floor shall not be permitted However for 5 and 7 marlas plot 100% area of Ground Floor may be covered at First Floor.

d. 2 feet wide sun/rain shade shall be permitted  however, the shade cannot be combined with open terrace except on front side. This shade shall not be   used   as   balcony,   walkway   and   passage   however,   concrete/bricks parapet wall & railing may be allowed

e. Towards front porch roof shall be projected as cantilever maximum of 2 feet provided no construction shall be made on the extended portion.

f. Folding Shelter can be used to extend car porch by maximum of 6 feet from the edge, of the car porch for use as sunshade for parking vehicles as per sketch annexed as Annex ‘D’

g. No balcony shall be made on the sides

h.    Maximum number of porches which may rest on boundary wall:-   2 Kanal Two

1 Kanal One (Corner plot shall have two)

10 marla or less  One

(1) Depth of car porch shall not be less than 12 feet excluding 2 feet projection, where as maximum depth shall not exceed 18 feet excluding 2 feet projection if resting on boundary wall

(2) Explanation: Covering open area and pergola with fiberglass, steel structure, asbestos, cement sheet and with other similar material shall be taken as covered Area.

B. In Case of Commercial Buildings

a. Basement 100% of plot leaving space for septic tank and under ground water tank

b. Ground floor  100 % of plot

20 c. Mezzanine floor 70% of shop area excluding verande

d. 1st floor & onward 100% C.  In Case of Sector Shop, a. Ground floor 100% b. Mezzanine floor 75%


a. The top of plinth of the buildings shall not be less than 1.5 feet from the crown of the adjoining road, in case of building without basement and 3 ft- 6 inch in case of building with basement. b. Lawn level/top of ramp and clear spaces shall be 6 inch higher than the crown of the adjoining road in order to have smooth slope of ramp. Ramp shall be made as per approved plan of the Authority. 27. BOUNDARY WALL a. Registered Person who constructs boundary walls first shall be entitled to make 9 inch thick wall using 4 1/2 inch of the adjoining plot, provided the layout, has been got approved from the Authority However no space from Right of Way (ROW) of Road/street shall be utilized for this purposes. The boundary wall shall be considered as Common Boundary Wall and both neighbors shall have full right to use it on their respective sides/top. The maximum height of boundary wall shall be 7 feet from the crown of the adjacent road, however 2 feet high steel grill can be erected on top of the boundary wall for security purposes. b. Before starting main building, boundary wall shall be got checked at ground level. c. The gate of the house of the corner plot shall not be provided in the chamfered portion of the boundary wall.


A water channel of 3 inch x 6 inch size shall be constructed in line with boundary wall inside the gate This drain shall suitably be disposed off into septic tank of the house.


a. The minimum size of living room shall be less than 100 square feet (minimum dimension not less than 9 feet).  All rooms shall be well lit and well ventilated.

b. The  height of ceiling  of living  rooms in  residential  building shall not be less than 10 feet or more than 12 feet for ground and first floors for phases 1 to IV Minimum height of ceiling for phase V and onward shall be 9 feet 6 inches where as maximum height shall be 12 feet.

21 c.    Height of ceiling of basement shall not be less than 9 feet and more than 10 feet.


The maximum size of machine room for lift will be75sft and area of stair mumtee will be as follow within permissible height:-

a. 10 Marls plot & below  – 100Sft

b. More than 10 Maria to 1 Kanal plot      – 175 Sft

c. 2 Kanal and above plot – 225 Sft Note:   Incase of amalgamation of plots, area of stair mumtee will be same as of original unit.

31. SWIMMING POOL Construction of swimming pool shall not be permitted in the residential building having area less that one kanal and the construction of swimming pool on roof top of first floor shall also be not allowed


a. Single storey basement shall be permitted in the residential area. In such cases, the height of plinth of ground floor shall be 3 ft-6 inch from the crown of adjoining road, However height of plinth of ground floor can be relaxed upto the normal plinth level where sunken area is allowed. b. Sunken area can be extended into clear space leaving at least 2.5 feet wide clear passage. c. Construction of basement is optional for residential building


Every Registered Person shall be bound to get construction verified from the Engineering branch of the Authority at the following stages in order to avoid violations of the Regulations.

a. When the layout has been completed before starting the work.

b. On completion of the boundary wail at Natural Ground Level.

c. On construction of the main building upto DPCIevel.

d. Before pouring of roof slab of the ground floor.

e. On raising of 1st floor structure one foot above roof of ground floor.

f. Before pouring roof slab of 1st  floor.

g. On Construction of septic tank and ramp.

h.    On final completion before occupation at the time of getting sewer connection opened.

22 Note:  Permission to proceed further after inspection of a stage does not absolve the registered person from his responsibility to construct a house free of violations in case some violations are observed at any stage the registered person shall have to get these regularized/ removed as soon as such a violation is intimated to him by the Authority.


a. The authorized officer/staff of the Authority may inspect the premises, at any time during execution of work or after the completion without giving prior notice, to ensure the compliance of the regulations and check violations. If the Registered Person denies inspection, the authority may disconnect water supply sewerage services and a fine may be imposed. Water supply sewerage services shall be restored on payment of fine (if any) and restoration charges.

b. If on such inspection, it is found that the building works contravene to any of the regulations, the Authority shall give due notice to the  Registered Person with the object of bringing the works in conformity to the approved plan or stop the work till the approval of amended/revised plan.

c. In the event of non-compliance the work shall not be proceeded further and the Authority may order to demolish that much of the construction as contra  venus  to  any  of the  Regulations  at the  cost  of the  person,  The Authority reserves the right to disconnect or refuse any or all the services and impose fine. Water supply and sewerage services shall be restored on payment of fine {if any) and restoration charges.

d. If the Registered Person is dissatisfied with the notice under Regulation 35 (b) he/she can file an appeal before the administrator within 15 days to reconsider the case, provided that work is suspended on filing of the said appeal and till the decision of such appeal. The Authority shall decide the said appeal after hearing the appellant within such period    as consented or agreed upon.

e. If  the   appeal   is   rejected,   the   appellant  shall   be   bound   to   rectify   the violation with  in  such  period  as  specified  in the decision  made on  said appeal.


The Registered person shall construct underground and over head water tank in the house/shop. He shall make arrangements for pumping water from underground water tank to overhead water tank. The Authority shall be responsible to ensure that the water reaches underground water tank.



In a residential building a guard post may be constructed having size of 5ft x 5ft. with a maximum height of eight feet from the road level adjoining to the main gate towards the lawn.


a  On completion of building the Registered Person shall contract Authority for sewer connection before occupation of the building.

b. The Registered Person shall submit two copies of completion drawing two photograph of 6 inch x 4 inch size showing front elevation of the building and 2 more for side elevation in case of corner plot along with requisite fee for issuance of completion certificate.

c. Completion certificate shall be issued normally within 20 days, if no violation is observed and construction is found in accordance with the approved drawing. Date of completion shall be treated as 1.5 year from the date of approval of drawing or opening sewer whichever is earlier.

d. Registered Person is bound to obtain completion certificate within 2 years of approval of drawing failing which fine shall be levied per month.


The following shall also be considered as construction violations.

a. Sewer manhole shall not be tempered for drainage of surface water.

b. Ramp slope must finish within 5 ft from the boundary wall and drive way shall have a slope conforming to road slope towards the house.

c. Since the area outside the boundary wall is liable to be dug by the Authority for providing connection/carrying out repairs without intimation therefore the Registered Persons must not construct costly ramps.

d. No water points/taps shall be installed outside the commercial building as well as outside the boundary wall the residential building.

e. Permanent fence, rockery hedge and other permanent structure out side the boundary wall shall not be permitted.

f. Earth filling out side the boundary wall shall be 2 inches below the adjoining road edge. Authority reserves the right to work there whenever the need a rises or it wishes to widen the Road.

g. No permanent or temporary guard post including tents shall be made out side the boundary wall.

h.  Damaging the Road by mixing concrete or cutting/bending steel bars on the road, placing concrete mixer on road berm.

j.  Cutting the Road surface without written approval from the Authority or causing damage to the road or erecting speed breakers or any other obstruction on road shall not be permitted.


a. Basement may be constructed under verandah by leaving space on either side to accommodate under ground water tank and septic tank. The level of verandah shall be kept at the same level as that of existing building on either side in that row.

b. The slope of verandah floor shall be 1:20 width or verandah shall be 8 feet between the wall and the outer side of verandah pillars for commercial buildings, whereas for sector shops and commercial plots   having   two marla areas the clear verandah of 6 feet shall be constructed.

c. The person may construct one or two shops in the available frontage.

d. The person shall ensure the fulfillment of the following standards:-

i. Floor level of the shop shall be 1 ft 6 inch above the road level for shops without basement and 3 ft – 6 inch for shops with basement.

ii. No spouts shall be fixed on the top roof for drainage of water. It shall be drained through down pipes.

Iii. Height of the ground floor excluding the roof thickness shall not be more than 16 feet if mezzanine floor is constructed and shall not be less than 12 feet without mezzanine floor whereas minimum height of first floor and second floor excluding roof thickness shall be 10 feet. Minimum height, if mezzanine floor is constructed, shall be 8 feet. Clear head room of mezzanine floor shall not be less than 7 feet.

iv. Mezzanine floor may be allowed at ground floor only up to 70% of ground floor area excluding verandah. The approach to the mezzanine floor shall be from the ground floor shop. Area adjacent to verandah shall be kept void. No access shall be provided to mezzanine floor from the stairs leading to upper floors.

v. For the first and onward, the person shall make the stairs in his own space excluding verandah.

vi. The fascia shall be provided at the roof level of ground floor and first floor , which should be 2 feet wide to fix the hoarding etc. Sponsored hoardings are not permitted.

vii. No step are allowed to be constructed in the verandah to access shop or upper floor these shall be planned within the shops.

e. Joining   of  two   independent   buildings/shops   through   inter   connecting Door/opening shall not be permitted.

f. 2 feet projection is allowed towards road side but no construction shall be permitted on the projection.

g. Layout of sewerage shall show grease trap, screen, main hole, septic tank etc.

h.    Foundation shall not be permitted to extend beyond the property line.

j.  No. ramp shall be constructed in commercial area but hard standing with a gradient of 1:300 shall be constructed sloping from road edge to property line, terminating into a masonry drain of approved designed and size, covered with steel grating to receive storm water. The drain would be linked to service sewer through septic tank. There shall be no separation between adjacent hard standings.

k.  Obstruction of any nature, such as steps (concrete, steel, wooden) placing of flower pots, erection of any fence/structure and storage of any items in verandah of any shops/building shall not be permitted it shall be used as free passage only.

I.  Basement parking in all commercial buildings having area more than 4 kanals shall be compulsory.

m.  Machine room for lift is permitted to be constructed on roof top up to 75 sq. feet but within permissible height.

n.    Staircase {Mumtee) is permitted to be constructed on rooftop within permissible height as follow:- (1) 4 Maria commercial plot – 150 Sft (2) 8 Maria commercial plot & above – 275 Sft Note:    Incase of amalgamation of plots, area of stair mumtee will be same as of original unit.


a. Clear Space; Clear space having a width of 8 feet shall be left on both sides of building to accommodate services, providing air circulation/sunlight to the occupants of building and caters for emergency requirements such as access for the fire fighting etc.

b. Number of floor; Maximum number of floor can be four (i.e. Ground, Mezzanine plus three floors) with single basement parking or five (i.e. Ground.  Mezzanine plus four floors) in case of double basement parking in Phase-l to IV.

c. Const of Basement; For construction of basement beyond 15 feet depth, (one basement plus lower ground floor) from Road level, RCC piling along all the four sides of the plot after leaving four feet clear space is must. The design of RCC piling will be based on the soil investigation report and the design shall be submitted along with the building plan.

d. Width; Minimum width of main corridors shall not be less than 10 feet. However corridors serving up to three shops only can have a width of 8 feet.

e. Size of shop; Minimum size of individual shops shall not be less than 150 square feet.

f. Parking  space; Minimum parking space in the basement shall be one parking   bay for every 1000 square feet of covered area (excluding basement Area).   for providing required space two basements can be constructed. Sufficient space for surface parking shall also be depressed by 20 feet for entire length of on all sides (facing Road) supported on columns, if required. Construction of first second and onward up to plot line on sides (facing Road)shall be anyhow be permitted.

g.  Reserved Parking Area; One parking per 9000 square feet for covered area shall be reserved in surface parking close to main entrance for handicapped/senior citizen which shall be marked as such prominently.

h. Minimum Accesses; Minimum two accesses i.e two stairs or two escalator or one stair and one escalator (other than lifts) shall be provided if the plot size is upto 3 kanals. One additional accesses shall be provided for every subsequent area of 2 kanals or its fraction. In case of double basement parking or number of floors more than 3 it shall be mandatory to provide one lift/escalator providing access through lift/escalator to all the floors.

i.  Public Toilets; Public toilets (separate for gents and ladies) shall be provided on each floor. One toilet each for ladies and gents would be mandatory for covered area of 4500 square feet and its fraction.

j.  Fire Fighting; Latest fire alarm and fire fighting systems shall be installed in all the buildings constructed on large size plots.

k.  Maximum Height; Maximum height of commercial building constructed on plot more than 3 kanal but upto 6 kanal shall be 72 feet, 82 feet as per para 25d(1)(c).

I.  High Rise Buildings; Maximum height of commercial building (constructed on plots measuring more than 6 kanals) shall be decided by the executive board on case to case basis.

Other byelaws pertaining to commercial buildings, not specially covered above for large size plots, shall be applicable to the commercial buildings constructed on large size plots.


a. Parking Space; All Educational institutions shall leave 20 feet wide parking space in addition to the Road Space (ROW) on all the sides of their having roads. Parking shall also be provided in the basement for vehicles of the staff as approved by the Authority.

b. Clear Spaces: All Educational institutions shall leave 30 feet clear space at front whereas 10 feet space at other three sides between the compound wall and the building line.

c. Ventilation: Each classroom should have at least two doors, one on each end for better and free ventilation Adequate cross/forced ventilation shall be provided at opposite directions.

28 d. Lavatories; An adequate number of lavatories should be provided at each floor.

e. Water Points; Electric water cooler shall be provided on as required basis.

f. Residential Accommodation; No residential accommodation shall be built for the staff in the premises allocated for institute. However guardrooms may be constructed in the premises with the approval of the Authority.

g. Height of Rooms:

(1) Minimum 12 feet clear height from floor to ceiling shall be provided for main rooms such as classrooms.

(2) Within compound, height of activity rooms like halls laboratories, library etc shall be 12 to 15 feet. The clear height of these rooms may be 10 feet, if air conditioning is proposed and implemented.

(3) In off ice complex floor to ceiling height shall not be less than 10 feet.

(4) In basement floor to ceiling height shall not be less than 9 feet.

h.     Master plan: School administration shall submit a Master Plan of the use of space even if they may not be interested to construct the total area initially. The master plan shall clearly indicate the playing areas, which shall never be utilized for construction purposes. The assessment of such areas shall be made keeping in view the standard sizes of playground for various games. Above 2nd storey all storeys be used for senior classes.

j.   Building Height;

(1) Minimum height of the educational institutions shall be restricted to 44 feet with three storeys, if it is constructed in area other than residential area, whereas it shall be 30 feet with two storeys in residential area.

(2) In Phase-V and onward height of the educational institutions shall not be less than 40 feet and not more than 72 feet.

k. M.I. Rooms; A room for medical treatment shall be provided.

I. Grill Height;

Height of grill in front of verandah at upper storeys shall not be less than 6 feet and spacing between grill rods also not more than 6 inches.

m. Fire Protection;

(1) Building shall be planned, designed and constructed to ensure elaborate fire safety to the property and inhabitants.

(2) All education institutions shall be bound to provide at least one fire extinguisher in each floor with indication the location of the same in the proposed plan.

(3) The thickness of all wall enclosing stair case shall not be less than 9 inches in case brick masonry and not less than 6 inches in case of RCC.

(4) Standard fire alarm/ protection system shall be installed in all school buildings. (5) All other rules/construction byelaws of DHA will be adhered to.

Note:- The Authority can take any action deemed fit and proper, in respect of any violation done by anyone. Therefore, no violation done by an person would be treated as precedent for the others.



a. Buildings shall be planned, designed and constructed to ensure adequate fire safety to the property and inhabitants.

b. All   Registered   Persons   shall   be   bound   to   provide   at   least      one   fire extinguisher in each house/building, indicating the location of the same in the proposed Plan.

c. The thickness of all wall enclosing stair case shall be 9 inches in case of brick masonry or 4 inches of RCC.

d. Standard fire alarm/protection system shall be installed in all schools and other commercial buildings.


State of the art security, system, approved by the Authority shall be mandatory for all buildings constructed in phase V and onward.



a. Subject to grant of permission by the Authority and payment of fee as prescribed by the Authority from time to time, sky boards can be erected on the rooftops of buildings in commercial area by the owners/tenants of the buildings only. Rooftops cannot be rented out by the owners/tenants to any other person/ party for advertisement purposes.

Note:-  An sky board erected beyond 54 feet shall be demolished by the Authority at the risk and cost of owner/tenant.

b. The owner/tenant shall get the permission from the Authority prior to installation of sky boards. For the purpose of obtaining permission, the owner/tenant shall submit following documents with the application:-

I. Structural drawing of the sky boards.

II. Stability certificate from a qualified structural engineer.

III. Copy of matter to be displayed on the sky board.

IV. Affidavit tat owner/tenant shall compensate damages to the persons/property of others if caused due to failure/falling of the sky boards and that the owner/tenant shall remove the sky board without any claim/charges as and when ordered by the Authority. Permission for installation/erection of sky boards shall be granted for one year. Application for renewal shall be submitted by the owner/tenant at least one month before the date of expiry of permission, failing which the board shall be removed by the Authority at the risk ad cost of the owner/tenant without serving any notice.


Subject to grant of permission by the Authority and payment of fee as prescribed by the Authority from time to time antennas/communications towers for transmission of data/communication etc. can be installed/erected on the rooftops of buildings in commercial areas by the owner/tenants of the buildings only. Rooftops cannot be rented by the own/tenant to any other person/party for installation/erection of antenna.

The owner/tenant shall get the permission from the Authority prior to installation/erection of antenna/communication tower. For the purpose of obtaining permission the owner/tenant shall submit following documents with the application:-

I. Structural drawing of the antenna.

II. Stability certificate from a qualified structural engineer.

III. Affidavit that owner/tenant shall compensate damages to the persons/property  of others  if caused  due  to the  failure/falling  of the antenna/Communication tower and that the owner/tenant shall remove the

31 antenna/communication tower without any claim/charges as and when ordered by the Authority. Affidavit shall include statement that all the formalities prescribed by different agencies of the Government for installation/erection of antennas/communication tower have been completed.

IV. Permission/Allocation of Frequency letter from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority certifying that the setup is permitted to install such an antenna/communication tower.

V. Copies of requisite certificates obtained from different agencies of the Government including NOC from Headquarters Signals   Lahore Corps for installation/erection of antennas/communication towers.

c. Permission for installation/erection of antenna/communication tower shall be granted for one year Application for renewal shall be submitted by the owner/tenant at least one month before the date of expiry of permission failing which the antenna/communication tower shall be removed by the Authority at the risk and cost of the owner/tenant without serving any notice

d. Red revolving/blinking light, used for warning to the aircraft etc. shall be installed and maintained at all the time. In case of failures to ensure this the Authority has the right to cancel the permission without notice and remove/demolish the antenna/communication tower immediately.


(i)  Independent Antenna Tower with base on ground can be allowed for Government Organizations only and that too within their own premises and after obtaining permission from the Authority.

(ii)  Any antenna/Communication tower projecting beyond 94 feet height shall be demolished removed by the authority at the risk and cost of the owner/tenant.


Neon, plastic and painted sign boards can be displayed by the owner/tenant of a shop subject to following provisions:-

a. Signboard shall not be sponsored.

b. Height of signboard shall not be more than 4 feet, and length will not be more than front of the shop Maximum depth for back lit boards will be 10 inches.

32 c. Signboard   shall   be displayed on front side only for non-corner shops where as for corner shops it can be displayed on front as well as on side of the shop Length of signboard on open side of corner shop will not be more than the width of veranda.

d. Neon/other signboards can be displayed on rooftop subject to byelaws pertaining to these. e. Signboard shall not be displayed on pillars or placed on ground. f. Signboards shall be fixed properly. Owner/tenant will compensate damage to the persons/property of others if caused due to failure/falling of the sign board. Note:- If the signboards are installed in violation to byelaws. these will be removed by the Authority at the risk and the cost of the owner/tenant without serving any notice and member would be liable to pay penalty imposed by the Authority.


No constructions, erection, alteration and installation shall be allowed for the purposes of the following businesses in commercial areas without prior written permission of the Authority. a. Hotels restaurants and takeaway. b. Auto works hops and repair shops. c. Industrial activities. d. Mutton/beef, chicken shops, vegetable/fruit shops {only allowed in sector shops). e. Any other activity of public nuisance or environmental pollution.


Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories will not be allowed to be constructed on Commercial plots other than those earmarked for construction of such buildings in the town plan.


a.  Every commercial building having an area of 4500 square feet or above shall have at least one access/exit for the disabled persons, which shall be indicated with proper signage. The entrance shall be through a ramp (slope not more than 25 degrees with non-slip surface) together with stepped entry. If floor of the building is more than two steps high or the riser of step is equal to or more than 6 inches ramp, thus provided shall start in line with the lowest steps but inside the property line.


b. Space for parking of one car at road level near the main entrance with maximum travel distance of 20 feet to the main entrance and one in the basement  parking (if provided) for every 4500 square feet of area.

c. Handrail shall be provided with the ramp if the numbers of steps are more than four.


a. The construction and erection shall be carried out on the norms of privacy of the neighbors.

b. Keeping in view the sanctity of the privacy of the neighbors window cills and pardoh walls of the servant’s quarters shall be kept at 7 feet from the floor.


Generators shall not be used as a prime source of electric supply. It may be used as standby with following conditions.

a. Noise beyond the boundary limit shall not be more than 15 decibel. Proper arrangements for noise control shall be made.

b. Generator can only be placed in basement or in front lawn 5 Feet away from common boundary wall. The generator shall not be placed in rear & side clear spaces.

The maximum capacity of generator shall be 25 KV for the residential building.


a. There is positive evidence of the presence of white ants in the area of the Authority. Registered Persons are advised to carry out termite proofing.

b. Green belts shall always be kept lower than the road berm falling which it shall be dozed off by the Authority, without giving any notice.

c. Washing of cars outside the house is not permitted.

d. Garbage shall not be thrown in front of houses/shops/ public buildings. Garbage shall be placed in basket, which shall be fixed on the boundary wall of the houses from where Authority staff shall pick up the garbage for disposal. The Authority shall provide basket on payment.   Shopkeepers shall place dustbin in front of their shops and place the   garbage in dustbin, from were it should be picked up under Authority arrangement.

e.  In order to avoid inconvenience to the customers, air conditioners shall be installed at the height of 8 feet from the level of verandah and proper arrangements shall be made for drainage of water, preferably split type of air conditions may be installed.

34 f. Wall chalking, writing on walls and pasting of posters etc. on the wall shall not be allowed.


a. The Authority shall have the exclusive powers to develop, maintain, protect, up grade and to make proper maintenance and administration of the Graveyard, for the welfare and facility of the resident Registered Persons only.

b. The corpse of the Registered person, their spouses, parents and dependent   children can be buried in the graveyards managed and maintained by the Authority where as in exceptional circumstances the corpse of another person may be allowed to buried with the permission of the President DHA only.


a. Buildings erected by or on behalf of Government or the Authority may be exempted from these regulations.

b. The Authority may also wave off the application of these regulations in special cases of research and new form of construction at its discretion.


If the building works shall be commercial or carried out contrary to the provisions of these regulations/approved building plan the Authority shall.

a. By written show cause notice require the Registered Person, who is carrying out such building works to stop all work forthwith.

b. If such person fails to show sufficient cause to the satisfaction of the Authority why such building works or part there of shall not be removed or altered, the Authority may take the following actions.

i.      Require the person who has carried out the works against the provisions of   these regulations/approved building plans or order him to demolish the whole building or part thereof.

ii. In case of failure to demolish the unauthorized works, the Authority shall demolish such works at the risk and cost of the Registered Person, in case of non compliance registration may be cancelled and premises may be taken over by the Authority.



a. If at any time after permission to carryout building works has been granted and the authority is satisfied that such permission was granted in   consequences of any defective title of the applicant material misrepresentation or fraudulent statement contained  in the application  made or in the plan elevations, sections or specifications of the   documents submitted therewith in respect of such building, the  permission may be cancelled and any work done there- under shall be  deemed  to  have  been  done without permission.

b. The approving authority reserves the right of rejecting the plan are suggesting any modification which may not contrave the lay down building regulation but are injuries to interest of the community/society.


The Executive Board is competent and has power to amend and relax these regulations from time to time as it may deem, necessary. The term amendment covers addition, deletion, substitution and modification of the regulations.


The provisions relating to article 25 of the Order shall apply mutals mulandis for the interpretation of these regulations.



Annex ‘B’

38 Annex ‘C’


Certified that:-

1. The proposed house for Mr./ Mrs._____________________________ to be     constructed on Plot No. ___________________  Sector _________________ Phase _____________ in Defence Housing Authority, Lahore Cantt, has been checked by us in the capacity of Consulting Architects/ Engineers and we certify that the said building is structurally sound.

2. It is also certified that the building in question has been designed according to the seismic zone in which the building is located and is structurally sound against earthquakes.

3. If asked to supervise the said building, we certify that approved drawings / byelaws of the DHA will be adhered to strictly in every respect and no change will be made on site without prior written approval of the DHA and that we also take full responsibility for any violation and damage to the structure during the construction of the above house/building.

Signature: ___________

Head Draughtsman: __________________

Architect: ___________________________

(Note: contents/information provided above is not bloggers/Adeel international own creation.They are reproduced originally from DHA Public Documents)

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