KANGANPUR - Assistant Commissioner Lubna Rasheed has warned the local citizens that all the housing schemes in Chunian except one are illegal and unregistered, so the government will not be responsible if any fraud is committed by the schemes owners. In these colonies, roads are constructed with substandard material. To attract customers, the owners start advertisement of these schemes on cable TV and through other sources, showing European-style residences. The ads show coated roads, parks, schools, shopping malls and many other facilities which are reportedly fake. In tehsil Chunian, dozens of such illegal colonies, housing schemes have been set up as are not registered with the Punjab and district governments. The buyers of plots in the schemes pay millions of rupees in instalments but they cannot get their plots transferred to their name. Following a number of complaints against such housing schemes, the AC visited all the colonies across the tehsil and issued a list of unregistered colonies and sent their copies to all the offices under TMAs to inform the people about these schemes. Talking to TheNation, Ms Lubna said that legal action was being taken against the owners, warning that not the government but town municipal administrations were accountable for development work in housing schemes. The town administrations bear expenditures on roads construction, electrification, gas and water supply. The owners get millions of rupees from buyers in the name of development work, Lubna added. Notices have been issued to unregistered housing, colonies and towns that all schemes be promptly got registered. Otherwise, they will be sealed. She disclosed only Shehzada City Town in Chunian is registered and other about 35 colonies including Sheikh, Makha, Rahman, Raheem, Bilad, Al-Jannat, Gulshan, Jamal, Punjab Villas, Al-Karam, Kamal housing schemes of Chunian; Gulshan, Jamal, Jilani, Anwar, Nawab, Ahmad, Al-Hafeez, Khizar, Liaqat towns of Ellahabad; and Rahman, Sarwer, Khizar, Ittifaq towns in Kanganpur are illegal and unregistered.