islamabad - The inspector general of police, Islamabad, has sought one year time to shift its office from residential area, said a CDA report.

Chairman Capital Development Authority Maroof Afzal submitted the report in the Supreme Court in a matter related to the illegal use of residential houses for commercial activities.

The report says that CDA chairman has intimated IGP and IGP motorways to shift their offices from the residential premises so that compliance report may be submitted before the court.

In response of this, office of IG Police has requested that ICT police may be granted substantial time of at least one year (till the completion and handing over of IGP block) for shifting of the Central police office from F-7/1 Islamabad to new building at sector G-11/4. The CDA has submitted that it is carrying out operation of sealing against the violators who have put their premises into nonconforming use and up till now total numbers of sealed premises are 123, whereas 30 premises have been sealed since the last date of hearing (January 21) and the operation is still under way.

The CDA has already informed the public at large through media that it will seal the premises in case they do not bring their premises into conforming use, adding that this message has brought very fruitful results and the people are voluntarily bringing their properties into conforming use. It is stated that up till now approximately 275 premises have been brought into conforming use by owners due to this campaign.

Regarding the shifting of Pakistan People’s Party office, the report says that the party has stopped its official activities in the premises and under shifting to some commercial area.

In the case of private schools established in residential houses, status quo has been granted by the Islamabad High Court. The CDA has already submitted an application for vacation of stay order and another application has been submitted for the early hearing of the case.

As regard to the barricades, erected by foreign embassies, the matter has been taken up with the ministry of foreign affairs along with the shifting of embassies from the residential areas. The CDA has requested the SC to extend time for the compliance of its order about the nonconforming use.