ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Monday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to make rules and regulations regarding road blockades / encroachments in the Federal Capital in two weeks.
The two-member bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the civic body should also take care of the security of sensitive areas during operations against encroachments and barricades.
During the hearing of petitition against encorachments and road blockades, the CDA’s counsel submitted a report regarding encroachments and use of residential units for commercial purposes in the Capital.
He apprised the court that the Building Control Department of CDA had issued notices to owners of residential units and also referred the matter to Deputy Commissioner Islamabad.
The report stated that the Deputy Commissioner will issue directives after hearing the owners, who were violating CDA’s by-laws.
If anyone found guilty the owners would be fined Rs 500,000 each and the plots’ registration could also be cancelled in case of continuous violation of rules.
The court was also told that the CDA had canceled 14 plots on account of Building Rules violations. Some 2,262 cases had been registered against house owners for violations of CDA Building Rules and some 567 had promised to end commercial use of their buildings.
According to the report, the CDA have erected 22 barricades in the Diplomatic Enclave, 90 around security institutions, and 17 on roads and footpaths, and 87 houses of individuals for security reasons.