Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to produce within one week photographs of the shabby condition of Sector I-10.
The IHC bench issued these orders after a petitioner, Yasmin Haider, through Advocate Aslam Khaki, adopted before the court that the civic body has adopted discriminatory attitude towards the development of Sector I-10.
Citing the CDA chairman, member engineering and the legal adviser as respondents, the petitioner adopted that the respondents have adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Sector I-10, as the majority of its residents belongs to lower and middle class. The road network, sewerage system, parks, water supply system and other facilities in the sector could be termed discriminatory when compared with other sectors of Islamabad.According to the petitioner, leaving aside the standard of development, the respondents were not even repairing and maintaining roads in Sector I-10, especially the one leading from the Nescom Hospital to various parts of Sector I-10. The Double Road between sectors I-11/3 & I-11/4, I-11 East Service Road leading from Margalla Road to Sabzi Mandi, old single Pirwadhai Road from Sector I-10/1 to Railway Carriage Factory, roads at turns from Sector I-11 to I-10 are in a very bad condition. Moreover, parks and grounds are insufficient and undeveloped. The petitioner told the court that the water supply to Sector I-10 is insufficient.
She further said that the dilapidated condition of roads is causing severe physical damage and mental torture to people living in Sector I-10 who have to travel frequently on these roads.
The petitioner said that the condition of these roads has been same for the last 7 to 8 years and despite applications the civic body has paid no heed to public grievances. The petitioner contended before the court that it is the duty of the respondents to maintain roads and public places in all sectors of the capital without discrimination.
The petitioner asked the court to direct the civic authorities to improve the infrastructure of roads and parks and ensure proportionate water supply to Sector I-10.