Action against non-confirming use of premises a routine feature


Islamabad: Spokesman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has said that the Authority is vigilant to non-confirming use of the buildings / houses in use of both the public and private organizations and individuals. CDA issues notices to the owners and allottees of such premises, buildings and houses to end the illegal and non-confirming use failing which action is initiated as per rules. The owners / allottees are also warned through press advertisements and then consequently action is taken in this regard across the board.

CDA Spokesman clarified that notices given to the IESCO and its parent organization WAPDA is not a case of discrimination and targeting it as a link to disconnection of electricity of the CDA offices.

The Spokesman quoted the Member (Finance) CDA as saying that there is no doubt that all the legitimate outstanding dues of the electricity would be paid by the Authority. CDA has started making payment on account of electricity bills of the IESCO dues against CDA and an amount of Rs.130 million has already been paid on Monday the 31st May 2011. He, however, pointed out that major portion of outstanding dues account of electricity pertains to the street lights.

Clarifying a news item published in a section of press attributed to a Member of the Authority the Member (Finance), Saeed-ur-Rehman said that member was quoted by the correspondent out of the context. He said that we are grateful to the IESCO management for their cooperation with CDA administration from time to time. He said that the drive against the illegal and adverse possession of CDA land and the non-confirming use of the premises is a regular and routine feature of CDA.

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