Islamabad: The Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) on Friday cancelled all temporary licences that previously allowed traders and businessmen to use state land for commercial purposes, a news source reported.
DMA, which functions under the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI), cancelled the licences in response to a formal request issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
CDA Building Control Director Faisal Naeem informed the metropolitan corporation that several individuals had been operating their businesses on CDA land without seeking the approval of the planning wing.
In response, the directorate cancelled all such licences. DMA Director Shafi Marwat said that the directorate nullified the licences of all those traders who did not seek permission to set up their businesses on CDA land.
Previously, the DMA had granted licences to the traders and businessmen to use CDA land for establishing their operations in sectors F-6, F-7, F-8, and F-10 (among others) .