Ilamabad - Hundreds of Capital Development Authority employees yesterday staged a protest demonstration against the arrest of the CDA officers over their alleged role in mushrooming growth of illegal slums in the city.

They assembled at the CDA headquarters to express solidarity with those arrested by the investigation agency. A day earlier, the FIA arrested 11 officers of the CDA over their alleged assistance to the land grabbers in Islamabad.

They termed the arrests an injustice with the officers as other departments were also responsible for checking growth of katchi abadis.

“Who provided gas and electricity connections to these abadis… why FIA did not take action against them. ICT administration and police is also responsible for action against illegal settlements,” a senior official at the CDA said on condition of anonymity. He was of the view that FIA’s action has stirred panic amongst CDA officials. The employees partially stopped officials work to record their anger against the FIA action.