Allotees protest against CDA, threaten sit-in outside Parliament House

Development of Sector I-12 lingering for last 30 years

Zubair Qureshi

A large number of the allotees of plots in Sector I-12 on Sunday protested in front of the National Press Club against what they said Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) criminal negligence in developing the sector. According to them 30 years have passed since CDA allotted them plots telling development of the sector was a matter of years. However, the work lingered on and so far no development plan is finalized nor any timeline is given.
With placards in hand the plot allotees who have now grown old and have children and even children’s children appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Minister of State for Interior Sheharyar Afridi and Chairman of the CDA to start development of sector I-12 immediately and hand over its possession to allotees without any further delay.
They said that they have been living in rented premises for decades and construction of their houses seems to a be a distant dream in present circumstances.
The alotees pointed out that in the pat they have repeatedly approached Chairman CDA, Prime Minister Office and Supreme Court of Pakistan but to no avail.
In continuation to their efforts they recently approached the Minister of State of Interior with an earnest hope that he would immediately take cognizance of their problems and issue instructions to CDA for development of I-12 sector.
They further pointed out that CDA seemed to be more interested in developing sector meant for rich and upper class and pressure groups whereas sector is sector of love middle class which has been badly neglected for last 30 years.
The protesters threatened that in case the relevant authorities failed to take measure for the development of this sector they would be forced to organize a sit-in in front of the Parliament House which would continue in until due attention was given to development of i-12 sector.
The protesters were optimistic that the new government would take urgent notice of this issue of development of I-12 sector as relates to the well being of poor and lower middle classes.

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