ISLAMABAD  - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to restart work on Kuri Model Village plan.

The CDA had previously stopped work on the plan due to some reports of corruption in the project.

It was stated in a high-level meeting of CDA officials presided by Chairman CDA Farkhand Iqbal that if attention was not given to the already acquired land spread over 4,000 kanals in Kuri and Riyaarah, it seemed the land would be occupied again.  

One of the CDA high-ups told the meeting that the organisation was willing to start a project of Kuri Model Village bearing a total cost of Rs 2 billion and has prospects of generating an income of Rs 10 billion through selling of commercial plots.

To a question about the allotment of substitute plots to the present dwellers of Kuri village, the official said the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was conducting an investigation regarding award of the village. After the investigations, allotment letters would be given to those residents of Kuri village endorsed by FIA, he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that in December 2010, FIA had asked the CDA to present record about allotment of plots as according to reports, hundreds of undeserving people were included in the award.

Cases were also registered against six officers and employees of CDA including the then director Land and deputy director working on current charge, namely Sheikh Khursheed.

On 17th August 2011, FIA arrested deputy Tehsildar CDA, Mian Aftab Ahmed and Admin Officer, Ali Asghar. FIA and NAB, after investigation, held the stance that 1200 persons were illegally awarded plots.

The then CDA Chairman, Imtiaz Inayat Ilahi then declared that the 3,976 allotment letters had no effect.

Investigation by FIA are on the go and the development work for Kuri Model Village will be given final shape in the next few days.