Affectees of Bhaikha Syedan compensated after 27 year

Islamabad—After 27 long years, the affectees of the village Bhaikha Syedan of the capital received compensation from the Capital Development Authority, courtesy Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat, Capital Administration and Development Division Senator Mrs. Kalsoom Parveen and personal interest of the current Chairmanof the Authority Mr. Tahir Shahbaz.Lands of inhabitants of Bhaikha Syedan were acquired by the Capital Development Authority way back in 1969 and awards for the built up property were announced in 1980, 1982 and 1985. Compensation for the property was made but the CDA failed to fulfil its commitments with regard to compensation for the build up property against which the affected people were to be given plots in different sectors of the Federal Capital.

The affected people have been raising the issue both with the CDA and different governmental authorities but their efforts did not yield any result. In 1990, it was agreed to allot plots to the affected people in Sector-F/11 of the capital. Out of total affected people, about 150 were given the plots but others were kept waiting without any genuine reason. The CDA delayed the allotment on the plea that in review some cases were found genuine and some were not found to be genuine. The case was referred to FIA which investigated it thoroughly in 1996 and as a result all three awards as well as the package deal were cleared. But despite then the matter was sent to NAB which also cleared these awards.

In 2004, CDA board decided that plots should be given to the remaining affected people through balloting. But the process of the balloting was halted midway in the face of stay order obtained by some of the affected people. The CDA again decided in 2011 to allot plots to the affected through balloting. The balloting was cleared by the CDA Board and the Chairman of the Authority but allotment letters were stopped by a senior member of the Authority who wanted to mint money through allotment of plots to the affectees. Credit goes to the present Chairman who himself is a neat and clean man and who has also formed an upright team consisting of people like Shaista Sohail, Member Estate; Mustafain Kazmi, Member Planning and Director Lands.