ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has allotted 330 plots of different sizes to the affectees of Islamabad in Sector I-11 and I-12. These plots were allotted through balloting which include 60 plots of 25×50 size and 50 plots of 25×60 size, in Sector I-12, 118 plots of 25×50 size and 102 plots of 30×60 size.
The plots have been allotted to the affectees whose land was acquired by CDA decades ago. The allotment of plots has been made through manual balloting by the committee constituted under the new SOPs introduced on the directions of Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz. The committee was supervised over by Member Estate, CDA, Khushal Khan. On this occasion, Director Land, Deputy Commissioner CDA, Additional Director Estate Affectees and a large number of affectees of Islamabad and representatives of media were also present.
Manual procedure was adopted for balloting, under which one box was used for names of affectees and the other box was used for plot numbers. On this occasion balloting was done by the affectees and media persons in the presence of committee.
Member Estate, Khushal Khan said that the process of allotment of plots to the affectees would remain continue. He said that the affectees, whose claims have not been cleared in this balloting would be included in the next balloting. He further added that through plots are available in Sector I-12, however, he said that new sector at prime location would be opened for the rest of the affectees to settle their claims to meet their demands. Member Estate further said that CDA is considering to conduct balloting of plots every week instead of 15 days so that the affectees could get their rights at the earliest. He said issues related to Kuri village and other areas have been resolved so that the affectees of these areas could get their plots in lieu of their acquired land.
Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that the present regime has introduced a very effective system for allotment of plots to the adding that under the new SOPs, merit and transparency would be ensured.
He said that genuine persons would get their rights under the new SOPs. He further said that the past regimes have neglected the problems of affectees while no development was made in the sectors opened for affectees of Islamabad.
He said that focus has been given to the issues related to the affectees since the responsibility of development of city has been handed over to the elected representatives. He said that we have introduced reforms in Land Directorate after the complaints about the irregularities in allotment of plots to the affectees.
With the introduction of these reforms in Land Directorate, transparency would be ensured in allotment of plots, Mayor of Islamabad added. He said that development work would be ensured in the new sectors after the clearance of claims of the affectees so that the deficiency of housing units in the Federal Capital could be met.