Compensation delays: NA panel directs CDA to identify officials behind delays

The committee observed that prevalent in the CDA estate and land departments had deprived affected people


Our Correspondent January 04, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The NA Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat expressing its displeasure with delays in distribution of compensation among the affected people of Islamabad under the Islamabad displaced rehabilitation policy and directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to compile lists of pending cases of payments.

Parliamentarians on Wednesday also directed the CDA to identify officials responsible for the inordinate delay and the reasons thereof, and submit details to the committee within 30 days. The Committee met under the chair of MNA Rana Muhammad
Hayat Khan.

The Committee was apprised that under the rehabilitation policy, CDA had been providing compensation or alternate land in lieu of the acquired land under the CDA Ordinance.



The CDA representative apprised the committee that after enforcement of CDA land acquisition and rules policy, 2007, the policy had been applied in sectors C-13, C-15, C-16, D-13, E-13 and F-13, and one developed plot of one kanal was allotted to landowners for every four kanals acquired from them.

At a question raised by a member of the Committee, the CDA representative said that not a single case of compensation or payment had been processed during the last three months.

The committee observed that prevalent in the CDA estate and land departments had deprived affected people of their due rights.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2017.

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