Gilani urges CDA to take action against encroachments

PM blames Capital Development Authority for its lack of initiative at developing new sectors in the city.


Express October 20, 2010

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take action against encroachments in Islamabad.


Speaking to the media, the prime minister said the federal capital has become the most expensive city in the country, blaming this on the Capital Development Authority's lack of initiative at developing new sectors.


Prime Minister Gilani also issued directions to the CDA to improve the transport system in the city.


Earlier, The Express Tribune had reported that a number of housing schemes in Islamabad had encroached upon government owned land in various new sectors in the capital. Housing schemes have been transformed into land mafias and are holding upon land in various sectors of the capital. Officials of the CDA had said that it was unlikely that the administration would ever be able to take full possession of these sectors. Earlier reports had also brought attention to the fact that the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) office was located on encroached land.

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