ISLAMABAD (APP) - The landowners of sectors H-16 and I-17 have rejected the award package announced by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for acquisition of land and vowed to resist until they are paid reasonable prices. A delegation, comprising the landowners of the said two sectors, here Sunday called on Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan, who is also Chairman of Steering Committee on Islamabad Development Package constituted by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. The delegation consisted of Pir of Noon Sharif, Malik Rab Nawaz Noon, Shah Nazir, Malik Shahzada Noon, Malik Ghulam Safdar Noon, Malik Nazir Akhtar, Auliya Khan, Malik Tariq, Malik Zafar and Haji Alamgir. They briefed the minister about the tense situation in the area and categorically rejected the CDA's award package, saying that CDA did not even bother to consult the landowners prior to announcing the award. They vowed to resist the single-sided decision of the CDA and also presented their demands and a resolution to the minister alleging that the decision was aimed at pleasing some individuals. To this, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs said the government would never allow any injustice with common man and would not allow CDA to illegally acquire the lands of these two sectors. He assured the affected people that being the Chairman of the Steering Committee, he would summon the CDA chairman and Chief Commissioner Islamabad to sort out the matter, advising the residents to exercise patience, as the government would never let their rights be grabbed. On the invitation of the affected people, the minister would also visit the area on January 25, and would also announce special development projects for the area. Later, Dr Babar Awan also handed over the forms of Benazir Income Support Programme to the delegation members for their onward distribution among the poor people of the area.