CDA asked to produce record of Faisal Sakhi Butt’s meetings, projects


Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Monday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to produce the complete record of meetings and projects initiated during the tenure of former prime minister’s coordinator on Islamabad Faisal Sakhi Butt.

Faisal Sakhi Butt appeared before the court on Monday on the orders of the judge which he passed during last hearing in the case. The court directed Faisal Sakhi Butt to submit a reply with regard to how many CDA board meetings he chaired, in how many programmes he had been chief guest, how many projects he inaugurated and how many projects he supervised.

Dr. Abdul Basit, counsel of Faisal Sakhi Butt, told the court that his client appeared before the court following directions of the judge. He said that his client was neither authorised to chair the CDA board meetings nor he did. Upon which, the court said that he was also not authorised to inaugurate projects.

Dr. Abdul Basit requested the court to adjourn the matter, as he is busy in another case pending with the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The court directed CDA legal adviser Muhammad Ramzan Chaudhry to produce the complete record of board meetings during the tenure of Faisal Sakhi Butt and also the record of 141 works executed by the director roads & market maintenance on his instructions.

The court put off hearing in the case till September 26. The court also adjourned the announcement of its decision in the matter of five CDA employees facing contempt of court charges till September 26.Meanwhile, a partial strike was observed by the Islamabad High Court Bar Association to protest against the blasphemous film made in the US.