ISLAMABAD The Supreme Court, while taking notice on the allotment of 72-acre land worth billions of rupees to the Gun Club Islamabad at the cheap rate of Rs 10 million per acre, on Thursday directed Chairman, CDA to submit status of Gun Club. The court also issued notice to Secretary Sports Board, to submit comments regarding the matter as well. The court fixed the hearing of the case on August 16 as petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and also issued notice to Attorney General for Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken notice on the news clipping published in daily Urdu newspaper dated 01.08.2011 regarding allotment of 72-acre land worth billions of rupees to the Gun Club at the cheap rate of one crore rupees per acre. Chairman CDA Imtiaz Inayat Elahi informed the Supreme Court in his report that the finance wing of the authority was still working on the lease of 28-acre of prime land to an elite club in addition to another 44 acres. Report submitted that the 72 acres of land was allotted to the Gun and Country Club in a dubious manner; the CDA said the amount to be charged from the club for the 28 acres was still being calculated. But the report is silent as to when the additional 28 acres was leased out to the club. The gun club was established in November 2002 by the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism and it spreads over 44 acres of land owned by the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). On June 18, 2011, the CDA board acceded to the request of the sports ministry for execution of the lease directly between the club and the civic agency. The report recalled that in 1977, 145 acres was allotted to the PSB in Zone A of the federal capital, reserved in the master plan for sports and recreation purposes. Of these 145 acres; the 44 acres, which housed the gun club, was specifically reserved for shooting ranges. The board has already paid Rs736, 600 to the CDA for the 145 acres at the rate of Rs5, 060 per acre. The CJP observed that CDA chairman has not clearly given comments over the allotment of 28 acres land. Therefore, Chairman CDA be directed to submit status of the Gun & Country Club.