CDA affectees form group

English: The beautiful view of Margalla hills ...

English: The beautiful view of Margalla hills in Islamabad, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISLAMABAD: Applicants in the Capital Development Authority’s residential scheme Margalla Retreat E11 have vowed to take all possible measures against the Authority, especially the unscrupulous elements within the civic body who have continued to stall any progress on the issues of allotment and possession of plots in the scheme. A large number of applicants met and formally decided to form a group, called ‘Affectees of Margalla Retreat E11, Islamabad’. “The need for forming such a group was felt because since September 2011, when the CDA announced the scheme and received applications and 40 percent advance along with it, the CDA has failed to provide plots despite its claims in the advertisement ‘Buy Today, Build Today’,” said an affectee, who did not disclose his name.

On the other hand, the CDA officials claim that they have not been able to allot plots because of a number of stay orders issued by the Islamabad High Court. The CDA continues to assure the applicants that the stay orders would be vacated soon. The affectees said that it was bad handling on the part of the CDA officials that had resulted in court cases and resultant stay orders. “There are some unscrupulous elements within the CDA that are hand in glove with some property tycoons, trying to delay the allotment process in Margalla Retreat E11,” they added. The participants of the meeting included many retired government officials and professionals who have deposited their lifelong savings in Margalla Retreat E11, in the belief that the CDA will at least not keep them waiting for months. The participants decided that the CDA chairman will be asked to address their concerns immediately or the group will approach appropriate legal forums. The group vowed that it would expose all those elements that were behind creating issues to damage the residential scheme so that property mafias could benefit from it. staff reportSource: