Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has begun development work on the land acquired in Sector E-12, a news source reported. The agency’s initiative has resulted in growing optimism among the people allotted residential plots in the area.
CDA had acquired the said land area back in 1985. It measures over 777 acres, and had remained in a disputed state for over three decades.
The civic body had allotted and sold the Sector E-12 plots through open auctions in 1989. The number of buyers exceeded 4,000, but CDA had failed to deliver. During this time, it could not remove the local landowners in order to begin developmental work.
Encouraged by the Supreme Court’s (SC) latest anti-encroachment orders, and other successful land acquisition cases in the city, CDA had recently launched an operation to get possession of its land. It has been reported that the Directorate of Enforcement, and other officials concerned, forcefully evicted the illegal occupants.
As per official accounts, CDA has started installing earth infrastructure on the Sector E-12 land.