- Report published in Daily The Patriot on July 04, 2009
Islamabad: In December 2008, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with M/S Multi Professional Cooperative Housing Society (MPCHS) for development of 54 acres of land worth 80 billion located in northern strip of Sector E-11, Islamabad. A new report appeared in Daily The Patriot on July 04, 2009 stated that the prime land belonging to the CDA had allegedly been given to MPCHS through an underhand deal.
The press clipping from Daily The Patriot was registered as Human Rights Case No. 3557-G of 2009 vide order dated July 06, 2009 passed by the then Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and a report was called from the Chairman CDA. A two member bench of the Supreme Court comprising of the then Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Ghulam Rabbani struck down the agreement vide its orders dated April 15, 2011 and directed Chairman CDA to take possession of the land and ordered that the compliance report must be submitted in the court within a month.
The Court in its historic judgment ordered CDA to take possession of the land and ordered the CDA Board to develop it as per rules and regulations and declared that CDA could not assign the task to eject the illegal grabbers to any private housing society.
In its judgment the court also declared that each inch of the land of the capital belongs to the people of Pakistan and CDA has to protect the rights of the people rather than giving importance to the interests of other stakeholders. The court also raised question about the bidding process and said declared that the whole plan was an eyewash and the deal was a sham only to plunder the national wealth.