Islamabad - The Supreme Court yesterday summoned secretaries of ministry of interior and capital administration and development division as well as chairman Capital Development Authority over nonconforming use of residential buildings in the federal capital.

A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh heard the case against blockades and encroachments in residential areas of Islamabad territory.

The court on February 25 had given Capital Development Authority go-ahead to proceed with its anti-encroachment drive against all, irrespective of their position and status.

The counsel for Capital Development Authority informed the court that land had been allotted for the construction of offices to motorway police and Islamabad police in the 2007 and 2008 respectively but the offices have not been shifted yet.

Upon that Justice Azmat asked why the CDA had not sealed their offices. The judge said if CDA would not perform its duties then the law would make it own course.

The civic body informed the court that all property owners violating the CDA by-laws had been issued notices and follow-up action was under way.

It is pertinent to mention here that in compliance with the apex court’s orders, the CDA has been carrying out operations against the nonconforming use of residential buildings.

The case was adjourned till March 14.