One Constitution Avenue case: CDA told to evolve settlement mechanism with flat buyers

Published: March 11, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Over a week after the Islamabad High Court issued a verdict in the One Constitution Avenue case, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday directed the Capital Development Authority to evolve a settlement mechanism with the flat buyers and investors.

Moreover, he directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the office of the Advocate General to get a court-ordered stay on the investigation agency’s probe against the builder and CDA officials vacated.

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Chairing a high-level meeting on the One Constitution Avenue in Islamabad on Friday, Nisar reviewed issues relating to the under-construction hotel following the March 3 verdict from the Islamabad High Court.

The minister said that after a stay on the FIA’s inquiry is lifted, the probe must ensure that every penny of the national exchequer is recovered and those, who have been partners in this mega corruption, are brought to book.

Nisar directed FIA to follow a zero tolerance approach against all those officials who had wilfully trespassed their official duty.

The minister also directed Additional Secretary of the Interior Ministry to look into various options for alternative use of the high-rise building and present proposals.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 11th, 2017.

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