Plea to CDA office’s conversion into commercial plot dismissed

Panoramic view of Pharwala Fort near Islamabad...

Panoramic view of Pharwala Fort near Islamabad Pakistan beside the Swaan Stream. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLAMABAD – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed the petition seeking cancellation the auction of complaint building in F-10 Markaz into commercial plot for mega project. The court could not interfere in the peripheral issues of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) as CDA has its own by laws to deal such matters, Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddqui ordered while hearing a petition of Dr.Muhammad Aslam Khaki chairman of Insaf Welfare trust. During the course of hearing, Aslam Khaki petitioner apprised the bench that CDA has recently announced the auction of seven commercial plots at various locations of Islamabad for the construction of mega project. Out of these plots, one located in F10 markaz which is working as inquiry office of CDA and it registers the complaints of Water, Sewerage and other facilities supplied by the CDA,he added Khaki contended that the said plot was being used for public purpose and cannot be converted to any commercial purpose or use. He prayed the court to cancel the said auction and direct CDA not to take any step towards such conversion or permission for construction of building. Continue reading

CDA fails to start development work


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has fallen short of its commitment to start development work at its dream project ‘Park Enclave’ by fourth week of this month.

CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal while talking to ‘The News’ on March 31 had given his words that the development work at the sector, which was launched in July last year, would begin exactly 21 days after.

A senior official of the civic, however, told this correspondent on Monday that it would take at least two months to kick off civil work including construction of approach roads to the main road. Continue reading

71 housing schemes declared illegal,

Rawalpindi Train Station

Rawalpindi Train Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


On the orders of Punjab government, the Rawalpindi administration has banned 71 illegal housing schemes in Rawal Town and Potohar Town. The concerned authorities warned the public not to purchase land or plot in these unauthorised housing societies because the revenue department would not ‘register’ and ‘transfer’ land in these schemes.

As many as 27 illegal housing schemes exist in Rawal Town and 44 in Potohar Town.

The city district government banned 71 illegal housing schemes and took legal action according to the Punjab Land Subdivision-Private Housing Scheme Rules 2010. Through a notification, the Punjab government ordered all local managements to stop ‘registry’ and ‘transfer’ of plots in illegal housing societies. Illegal housing colonies neither have NOC nor any other legal document to run the projects. Continue reading