CDA asked to start compensation process for affectees in various sectors

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Staff Reporter

A commission formed last year on directives of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with MNAs Ali Nawaz Awan, Khurram Nawaz and Asad Umar as its members has asked the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to start compensating people affected by the acquisition of land.
The commission has formalised a new procedure and directed the CDA to start processing compensation.
According to sources the commission has directed the CDA to first resolve the issues of the affected people from E-12, Bheka Syedan in F-11, I-11 and I-12 and the Submal Korak and Golra Sharif villages waiting for compensation.
It has been apprised to the participants that as per instructions of Honorable Islamabad High Court urgent steps are required to resolve the issues of settlement of compensation to the affectees of various sectors of Islamabad, said the sources.
The meeting also decided that there would not be further anti-encroachment operations in E-12 after the issues of genuine affected people are settled.
It was also discussed that only legitimate claims of affectees in the above mentioned sectors may be settled urgently and disbursement of compensation/plots may be made only within the recognized award/orders as per commission report on E-12, they said.
Besides a one-window set up will be established in the land directorate to facilitate affected people from I-11, I-12 and E-12, the minutes said, and a public notice would be issued telling them to contact the setup to resolve their issues with the CDA.
About Bheka Syedan in F-11, the payment may be distributed according to the award for built-up property (BUP), the meeting decided.
“Staff of Tehsildar Office will coordinate with members of Commission namely Jamshed Mughal and Azam Khan and report must be submitted before next meeting positively,” they said adding the Submal Korakcase pertained to the extension of model villages and has been with the planning wing for years.
The land and estate directorate general may coordinate with the planning wing and submit a detailed report in the next meeting, they said.
BUP issues of Golra Sharif must be prepared and submitted before the next meeting, the meeting was informed.
The meeting also decided that the former land director Farid-ud-din– who is currently under suspension – will assist the commission in settlements with affected people from various villages.
The IHC last year directed CDA to settle affected people’s cases. The process of compensating affected people, whose land was acquired by the CDA and were entitled to monetary compensation and land, was halted for the last few years amid reports of malpractice and corruption.