ISLAMABAD A single-member bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) comprising Justice Riaz Ahmed on Wednesday issued notices to Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Secretary Environment seeking reply within two weeks in the case of allotment of residential plots to influential persons and CDA employees in the green belts of the Capital. The court issued stay order barring CDA converting the green belts into residential and commercial plots in the name of change in the master plan of the Capital. Dr Mohammad Aslam Khaki, counsel for Usman Ali Hashmi along with other twelve citizens of Islamabad on Wednesday informed the court that CDA had allotted plots to influential persons and the employees in the green belt in the name of change in the master plan. In deviation of existing CDA rules, the authority allotted 4500 plots to its high officials in the green belts by making changes in the master plan of Islamabad. The counsel for the petitioner further told the court that this act of the CDA would put a drastic impact on environment. Despite the fact that CDA is bound not to disturb the green belts to protect the environment as per the Article 9 of Constitution. Moreover, the counsel added that this was the first and foremost responsibility of the agency to investigate the changes in master plan by CDA, made to destroy the environment in the Capital. The counsel of petitioners referred that during the regime of Prime Minister Mohammad Khan Junejo the proposal of allotting residential and commercial plots in green belts was tabled which was rejected agreeing that the green belts would be protected and maintained. He further informed the court that in future CDA intends to continue with this disastrous plan in the Capital if it is not stopped. After hearing the arguments the court issued the above said order. APP adds: Muhammad Aslam Khaki counsel for the petitioners apprised the court that their client have come to know that the CDA has planed to further convert the open spaces, green areas, parks and the amenity plots in various sectors of Islamabad as it done had before for their blue eyed and for influential people. He argued that CDA is bound not to allot the utility plots or open spaces and parks to any person or change their use as it is totally against the Law, rights of the people and against the justice. He said that in the era of former Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo, the proposal for creating plots in spaces and green areas was categorically rejected and it was also decided that the open spaces and green areas shall be maintained and preserved.