CDA wrests control of occupied land

Political leader faces contempt of court proceedings

Our Correspondent June 30, 2018
CDA staff use an excavator to tear down a structure on the illegally occupied land in Sector F-11/3. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The top civic body of the capital on Friday wrested back control of its land worth millions of rupees from the alleged illegal occupation by a political leader.

The enforcement directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Friday launched an operation on the land in Sector F-11/3 with heavy machinery and demolished a house it claimed had been built illegally.

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Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) local leader Syed Ali Shah had allegedly built a house called Benazir House in Bhaikha Syeda in Sector F-II/3. The property, sprawling 2.5 kanals, had allegedly been built by illegally occupying the land of the civic agency.

On June 22, the CDA Enforcement Directorate had launched an operation and had managed to wrest control over a kanal of land.

However, CDA enforcement directorate could not take possession of the entire plot of land since a meeting of PPP’s local chapter was underway at that time and party members put up stiff resistance.

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On Friday, CDA launched an operation on the directions of Islamabad High Court (IHC) and took control over the remaining 1.5 kanals of land.

Earlier, the PPP leader had to face contempt of court proceedings before Justice Shaukat Ali Siddiqui of the IHC on Friday.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2018.


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