CDA seals PTI Secretariat for violating by-laws

Party’s Islamabad president arrested during clash with police

Our Correspondent May 24, 2024
During the operation, a portion of the PTI Central Secretariat was demolished. SCREENGRAB


The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Thursday night sealed the PTI Central Secretariat located in Sector G-84 of the federal capital for violating building by-laws as part of its crackdown on illegal constructions and encroachments.

The illegal constructions at the PTI Secretariat were demolished with a heavy contingent of police present outside its premises.

An additional floor was also constructed on the plot in violation of the building by-laws. PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan also rushed to the scene.

The operation led to a confrontation between PTI activists and the police. PTI Islamabad President Aamir Mughal was arrested during the clash.

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According to a statement issued by the CDA, the operation, which was conducted in collaboration with the district administration, involved anti-encroachment teams equipped with heavy machinery deployed at the site.

It added that the plot in question was allotted to an individual named Sartaj Ali.

“However, violations of building by-laws, including the construction of an additional floor, were noted. The political party had also reportedly encroached on the adjacent land.”

The statement continued that the CDA had issued several warnings and notices to the plot owner over the past few years. “Notices were sent on November 19, 2020, February 22, 2021, and June 14, 2022, followed by a show-cause notice on September 4, 2023. Despite these warnings, compliance was not achieved, prompting the CDA to issue a sealing order on May 10, 2024.”



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