ISLAMABAD, July 25: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has asked the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) to provide the files of only two of the remaining 47 plots to settle a five-year-old dispute.
The CDA had provided DHA 2,412 kanals in exchange for 729 developed plots, which the civic authority has still not received.
Earlier, the CDA had demanded the physical inspection and the layout plans of the 729 plots, and CDA Member Estate Shaista Sohail had conveyed the authority’s concerns to DHA via a letter dated May 16.
The letter stated that the files for 682 of the total 729 plots had been handed over to CDA, and asked for the files of the remaining 47 plots.
Similarly, Shaista Sohail, during a meeting with Col (retired) Ijaz Hussain (Secretary DHA) on July 3, warned him that the agreement would be cancelled if the plots were not handed over.
However, on July 23, the CDA acknowledged receiving the files of 45 of the 47 plots and requested the remaining two be handed over.
An official of the civic body told Dawn that under its land disposal regulations, the CDA could not provide land to the DHA as the land sharing formula, which was introduced for acquiring land from villagers, was not applicable.
He said the agreement could not be challenged in court, so the civic authority had changed its earlier tough stance by comprising on the files and giving up its demands for layout plans Moreover, he said senior officers of CDA had received plots in DHA and Bahria Town for brokering the deal, and now wanted an amicable solution to the matter.
CDA director general administration Naeem Rauf, the military spokesman and DHA officials did not comment on the matter despite repeated attempts.