Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court yesterday issued notices to two housing sector developers for not giving possession of their promised plots despite the applicants had completed all their installments five-year ago.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq issued notices to the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Malik Riaz Hussain of Bahria Town, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), chief commissioner Islamabad and the chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA).

After issuing notices, the IHC single bench directed the respondents to submit their reply in this matter and deferred the hearing till June 15.

The petitioner contended before the court that 151,000 affectees of the DHA valley housing project were still waiting for possession of their promised plots despite they had completed all installments five years ago and sought compensation for affectees of the DHA Valley housing project.  

DHA Valley housing project is a joint venture of DHA and Bahria Town. The project was initiated in August 2008 and it was to get complete in 2011. Five years after the date of completion, the development work of housing scheme is yet to launch as DHA and Bahria Town have failed to procure the land for the project. 

Petitioner Riaz Hanif Rahi who is an affectee of DHA valley adopted before the court that after payment of all the installments in 2011, the allottees have been waiting for taking over possession of their respective plots but there is nothing in sight.

Rahi informed the court that there were 110,000 civilians and 41,000 soldiers and their family members who paid all the installments but were not given the plots.

Therefore, he prayed to the court to direct DHA and Bahria Town to fulfill their commitment of handing over the plots to the allottees and NAB may be directed to complete the investigation and take stern action against the civilian and uniform officials responsible for ill-planning of the DHA Valley project.