Islamabad sectors C-15 and 16 to be launched soon

 The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is contemplating to revive the 1996 Land Acquisition Policy in order to compensate owners of Built up Property (BuP), constructed on land falling in Sectors C-15 and C-16.

The 1996 Land Acquisition Policy was given by then PPP government according to which landowners with 300 square feet established structure are to be compensated with a 138 square yard plot while land owners with construction area of 500 square feet are entitled to get 233 square yard plot.

However, the 1996 policy was done away with a new Land Acquisition Policy during the previous government tenure. According to which the BuP having a minimum 1,000 square feet is to be compensated.

The CDA sources said that the owners and tenants having BuP on the land of Sectors C-15 and C-16 held a meeting with CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal here on Wednesday. Member Estate Khalid Mehmud Mirza, Member Administration Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Director Land Fariduddin were also present on the occasion.

The delegation of affected people said they would allow the CDA teams to carry out survey of the BuP only when the authority would announce to properly compensate them. They demanded of the CDA management to revive the 1996 Land Acquisition Policy for this purpose.

A CDA official told ‘The News’ that the 1996 policy would have to be applied in case of BuP whereas the land sharing formula of 2007 policy would be applicable for the landowners who had not raised any structure.

He said that it was decided during the CDA Board meeting that the affected people of these two sectors should be heard before moving ahead.

CDA Chairman Farkhand Iqbal when contacted said the people would hear good news about launch of Sectors C-15 and C-16.

The CDA management sought three days from the affected people to take a final decision in response to their demands. The News

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