ISLAMABAD ISAF and NATOs rehabilitation centre for their injured and worn-out soldiers - who are fighting war on terror in Afghanistan - is operating here at a five-star hotel. Senator Jamal Ahmed Leghari made this disclosure during the meeting of the Subcommittee on Interior which is looking into the issue of blockades of various roads in the Federal Capital, especially in front of two five-star hotels, in the name of security. The issue has raised many eyebrows as the military set-up is established in a civilian area and thus it is causing serious security threats to the locals. Senator Leghari remarked this at a time when the Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) seems reluctant and passes the buck onto others in implementing the Committees earlier directive to remove all the barricades in front of Marriott Hotel and Serena Hotel. He remarked that no Government body would dare remove the obstructions in front of Serena Hotel as a rehabilitation centre of NATO and ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) was working there, adding that the Government was providing security to the foreign forces at the cost of the security of the poor masses of the country. However, ICT administration as well as Capital Police would again decide parameters, besides reviewing and revisiting the SOPs (Standing Operating Procedures), regarding blocking various roads for security measures. Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Amer Ahmed Ali, in the meeting of the Subcommittee on Tuesday viewed that directives of the Parliamentary Committee could only be implemented after the approval from Interior Ministry and ICTA would forward the recommendations to the Ministry very soon. However, both the high-ups from the ICTA as well CDA conceded to the Subcommittee that both the hotels had not got any permission for the blockade of roads and had illegally occupied the roads. The Subcommittee observed why the local administration needed a permission from the Ministry to undo an illegal act. Convener of the Subcommittee, Talha Mahmood, disclosed a verbal agreement between the administration of the hotels and Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, while quoting the Minister that he had accepted it. However, Capital Development Authority (CDA) had already, on the directions of the Subcommittee, issued notices to the administrations of both five-star hotels for vacating encroached land of civic authority. The hotels had established dog houses as well as residents of their employees in the fabricated containers on the land of CDA. Senator Haji Adeel was of the view that the piece of land adjacent to Marriott Hotel that has been illegally occupied by the hotel should be auctioned for parking purposes after evacuating it from the hotel. The CDA informed the Subcommittee if the hotels did not act upon its notices, the Enforcement Wing of the authority along with the help of ICT Police would move to vacate the land. However, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Islamabad, later, assured the Subcommittee that all the barricades in front of both the hotels would be removed as directed by the Subcommittee. He submitted that the police would move to erect barricades temporarily in front of these hotels only in response to any security threat or at the time of special functions. However, Islamabad Marriott Hotel has issued a press release saying that the security of the people has been the only consideration of the management for taking various protective measures and a proper consultation with concerned authorities has been made in this regard. Jamil Khawar, Spokesman of Marriott Hotel, said that the hotel had a proper agreement with CDA and was paying millions of rupees for using parking facility. No residential quarters exist on the land hired for parking purpose and the containers have no other use but serve as a protective measure, he added. He said that management of the hotel had requested successive governments to acquire backyard plot and was still ready to pay for it, as security of the people was its top most priority.