ISLAMABAD The missing links, following those President Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted in a 1997 NAB reference regarding purchase of 307 acres of prime land in Zone-III of Islamabad through a front man, are going to be traced as the status of Zone-III is likely to be amended thus allowing housing and commercial activities in the area that falls in the limits of National Park Area (NPA). Complying with the directions from the Presidency, the city managers have presented a summary to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to amend the said zones status, after which housing and commercial activities would be allowed in the area. According to details, 307 acres of prime land that a private company owned by President Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is also located in the same Zone-III, whose price would be in billions if the rules were amended. Following the presentation PM Gilani formed a supervisory committee comprising Housing Minister Rehmatullah Kakar, Law Minister Babar Awan and Interior Minister Rehman Malik to finalise the new rules for Zone-III, the forest area between the hills and Murree Road and other protected ranges. A Karachi-based private company Park Lane Estates (Pvt) Ltd, jointly owned by the President his son and a few others, purchased almost 2500 kanals of land near Sangjani in March 2009 from Faisal Sakhi Butt, allegedly another front man of Zardari who is also overseeing the affairs of CDA and purchased the land from a Pakistani American Muhammad Nasir Khan living in Houston (US) for merely Rs62 million. Nasir Khan was the original purchaser of this land in 1994 and was declared to be the front man of Zardari in the Ehtesab Bureau reference filed against him in 1997. Following that unprecedented move of proposed amendments in the status of Zone-III, the price of land in the area is increasing on day-to-day basis, while investors and big landlords have also started purchasing land in the area. As Zone-III falls in the limits of National Park Area, construction activities were strictly prohibited here and the price of land in that specific area was considerably low as compared to adjoining areas. According to a CDA official the authority acquired only 10 per cent of Zone-III total area. According to a statement of Faisal Butt that was published in a national newspaper when the same land was transferred by Butt to Presidents company, The entire land is located in Zone-III of the Master Plan for Islamabad, its use is restricted strictly to set up recreational facilities. No housing society can be established in this zone and thus its price cannot be compared with adjoining areas meant for residential purposes particularly. However now if the rules were amended the situation would be entirely different. A CDA official confided to TheNation that finally the Authority would permit housing and commercial activities in an area of Zone-III that did not fall in the limits of National Park Area, however, interestingly Zardaris 307 acres of land would be declared in that specific area.