Altaf Hamid Rao
Three of the most important segments of the civil society of Mirpur including traders, social workers and the entrepreneur affianced with the real estate Saturday strongly protested over the recent imposition of new additional charges against the already allotted plots in various housing and commercial sectors by the Mirpur Development Authority. The leaders of the three segments, at the first leg of the their protest program in the city against the imposition of the new levies by the MDA, have demanded of the higher authorities of the MDA to immediately withdraw the additional development charges imposed on the already allotted plots, as imposed in March 21 meeting of the MDA’s Board, chaired by the Incharge Minister of the MDA and local Member of AJK Legislative Assembly Ch. Muhammad Saeed. Addressing an emergent news conference leaders of the above three classes of the civil society including President Anjuman-e-Tajraan (Ittehad Group) Ch. Mahmood Ahmed, his associate Haji Muhammad Ramzan, Secretary General of the Traders Group Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Secretary General of the Property Dealers Association Malik Akber Awan, Raja Shahid, Khawaja Amir, Ch. Khadim Hussain President of the Organisation Gulfraz Nazir, Muhamamd Latif, Haji Muhammad Jabaar, Makhdoom Afzal, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Khawaja Karamat, Rana Aaqib, Shabir Qureshi and others described imposition of the additional charges unwarranted, uncalled and immoral act of the MDA authorities.