ISLAMABAD - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to launch two new residential sectors - C-15 and C-16 - on priority basis and the civic body’s revenue team has commenced a survey for compensation to the affectees.

However, land mafia was reportedly active for inclusion of their names for compensation by constructing so-called structures.

Sources said that there is a clash between CDA administration and affectees over the method of compensation for built up property.

CDA has acquired both the sectors under land sharing policy, under which four kanal would be compensated with one kanal. Moreover, foreigner claiming 1,000 covered square foot areas would be given residential plot. 

On the other hand, affectees demanded compensation for their land under 1996 Land Acquisition Policy. According to the policy, 200 square foot covered area would be replaced with 25X50 while 500 square foot with 30X60 plot.

The delegation of the affectees said that they would allow CDA teams to carryout survey of built up properties only when the authority would announce to properly compensate them. They demanded CDA management to revive 1996 Land Acquisition Policy for this purpose.

Sources in CDA said that two new sectors - C-15 and C-16 - would be launched and developed through joint ventures with private companies for their early completion.

It should be mentioned here that CDA is opening residential sectors in Islamabad after 25 years. Last time the CDA opened sectors D-12 and E-12 where construction of houses is yet to start due to delay in completion of development work.

Meanwhile,  SSP office in F-8, along with other subordinate offices, were shifted to the chief commissioner office in G-11 due to some emergency reasons.

According to reports, orders were issued to shift SSP police office, his staff and other police subordinate offices such as Crime Branch, Complains cell, Public Relation Office, Inquiry Office and Legal Branch of police to G-11 on emergent basis. In this regard the office supplies as well as other equipment were shifted.

According to district administration that the first floor of the Chief Commissioner office including seven rooms has been given to Islamabad police but due to lack of space the remaining offices were shifted to Ramna Police Station.