ISLAMABAD - At least 14 illegal Katchi Abadis (slums) in the federal capital are posing security risk to Islamabad, an intelligence report has revealed.

The report revealed that more than 70,000 peoples are residing there whereas eight out of 14 illegal Katchi Abadis (slums) are set up by the government and they hold legal status. Intelligence agencies and Islamabad police special branch submitted their reports to high officials regarding the potential security risk due to these slums areas. While the increasing populations rate of the Katchi Abadis put question on the credibility of the concerned departments.

The intelligence agencies also pointed out that, the security of sensitive installations, including PM Secretariat on stake due to slum areas in their surroundings.

Earlier, The Capital Development Authority (CDA) had discussed the slums shifting project at different forums several times but failed to implement on it. While, the CDA had set up a colony (Farish Town) for slum dwellers in Musharraf regime. Phase one of the town was completed while the CDA stopped the construction work of Phase 11 as the allottees of the phase one sold out their plots and returned to slums.

The District Administration Authority told media that the matter is pertinent to the CDA, they said that the CDA failed to implement over the ordinance issued in former president Musharraf rule regarding the slums issue.  

According to reliable statistics eight Katchi Abadis, including, France Colony, Paris colony, 100 quarters, 66 quarters, Hansa Colony, Charles Colony, Siad Pur Model Village and I-9 Christine colony are set up by the CDA and have legal status. Whereas, illegal Katchi Abadis, including G-7, G-8, F-6, F-7, I-11, Banni Gala were set up due to the negligence of the concerned departments