Islamabad: Several local and overseas Pakistanis (who have invested in sectors D-13 and E-13) have requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene and order the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to resume construction work in the said localities, a news source reported. In an open letter addressed to the premier, these individuals maintained that the development of commercial and residential plots can raise up to PKR 100 billion for the government.
The letter said that D-13 and E-13 were initially set to be developed 12 years ago; as per the acquisition of land in these sectors and the award announced by CDA on the August 22 2008, but fell to politics and corruption.
The overseas Pakistani residing in the United States argued that they invested in the area when dollar amounted to PKR 61, whereas it is now PKR 156, and the gap cost them dearly.
The letter said that 60 acres of commercial land in D-13, 59.41 acres in E-13 and 53 acres in another commercial area in E-13 could be utilised for the constructions of high-rises to generate considerable revenue. The investors claimed that if CDA whitewashed its operations, it will boost overseas Pakistanis investments to 500 times, and requested the PM to look into the matter.