ISLAMABAD: The allottees of E-12 are still waiting for taking possession of their plots which they purchased from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in 1989.
The CDA was supposed to hand over developed plots to the allottees within a year of allotment i.e in 1990.
However, they are running from pillar to post to get their plots even after 32 years.
On the other hand, CDA last year announced that it was going to resolve the issue. Construction of roads was started which still continues at a slow pace.
Sources said the landowners (also known as land affectees) were claiming that their dues were still pending, adding they were entitled to get alternative plots before moving out of the area.
Allottees purchased plots from CDA in 1989
CDA officials said according to the civic agency’s plan the affectees will be allotted plots in I-12 for getting possession of E-12.
The officials said a large number of affectees had already been given compensation but still there were people who were to be compensated.
“Until we resolve the issue of affectees, we can’t make serious progress in the development of E-12,” said an engineer of the CDA. He said that recently the federal cabinet also directed the CDA to resolve the issue of E-12.
“My wife received the allotment letter of a plot in E-12 at the time of our marriage in 1989 but this sector has not been developed since then. I have retired from service and still have no hopes to build a house in this sector,” said an allottee.
CDA’s spokesperson Syed Asif Ali said the management had been focusing on all stalled sectors and during the last few years work was started in several stalled sectors, including E-12. “We are focusing on this sector,” he said.
When contacted, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on CDA Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan said that the CDA was all set to resolve the issue of E-12.
“Recently, the federal cabinet also directed for resolving the issue of E-12. We will develop this sector to provide relief to allottees as well as affectees,” he said.
On the other hand, there is positive development in the stalled sector of I-15 where development work is in progress. Sources said that out of the total 10000 plots, around 3000 are ready for possession.
The CDA last year started development work including construction of streets and roads and significant portion of the work has been completed.
Officials said by the end of next year, the entire development work will be completed.
They said work was in progress in sub-sector 1/3 and 4 while soon CDA will call tenders for sub-sector I-15/2.
Published in Dawn, November 19th, 2021