The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday sealed four agro farms in the Orchard Scheme, Murree Road, on charges of violating authority’s bylaws and encroachment on the state land. “Following directives of Supreme Court to take action against the violators, the civic body has issued notices to all the owners of the poultry and vegetable farms (Agro Farming Scheme) who had encroached on the state land beyond the allowable limits,” a CDA official said.
He said that some of the owners of agro farms did not comply with CDA notices encroached on CDA land and continued holding of different function at the farms in violation of the CDA by-laws. The owners of plots were asked to only use the area within approved limits by demolishing encroachments and to ensure the supply of vegetables and poultry to the local markets as per regulations of the Authority. CDA warned the allottees of the agro farms that in case of non-compliance, all such violators would be proceeded against under the prevailing rules, he maintained.
The official said that under the CDA by-laws holding of marriage parties and musical nights are not allowed on the agro farms, as such function are not only in clear violations of CDA rules, but also create problems for the neighbours, he added. He said that some of the violators approached the court to get restraining orders. The Authority pursued the cases and managed to get the orders of the court vacated. It subsequently, took action against the violators and sealed four agro farms including 42, 43, 44 and 44-A on charges of encroaching upon CDA land and violating CDA laws, he asserted.