No slum will be allowed in the sector: CDA chief

Islamabad

The residents of G-9/4 on Thursday received an assurance from Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Farkhand Iqbal that no slum would be allowed in the sector.

A delegation, comprising residents of the sector, held a meeting with the CDA chairman and conveyed their grievances to him.

During the meeting, the CDA chairman told residents that the CDA Environment Wing would carry out plantation drive in the area along the ‘nullah’ where the Christian community, while trying to occupy the land, had cut a number of trees. Initially, the CDA would plant fruit saplings to restore the green area, the CDA chairman said.

Meanwhile, tension continued in the sector, as members of the Christian community staged a sit-in in the children’s park and held a protest demonstration on an adjacent road. They also took out a protest rally in front of the Parliament House.

Meanwhile, the residents of the sector accused the international media of unnecessarily projecting the issue and presenting one side of the matter. “Neither these Christians belong to village Mehra Badi nor there is any life threat to them,” they said. They said that the international media should also record their point of view.Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-129171-No-slum-will-be-allowed-in-the-sector-CDA-chief