Following the directives of Supreme Court (SC), the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued final show-cause notices to the owners of agro farms, which failed to meet the terms and conditions of the allotment.
The authority would cancel the allotment of the agro farms after seven days if the owners of the agro farming plots could not comply with the terms and conditions of the allotment for specific agro business. Chairman CDA Syed Tahir Shahbaz issued the directives during a meeting held here on Wednesday, an official said.
He said that the meeting was also attended by Member Planning and Design, Syed Mustafain Kazmi, Shaista Sohail, Member Estate and Officers of Estate Management Directorate, Building Control, Planning Wing and Law Wing. Shahbaz directed the concerned directorate to cancel the allotments of those owners who do not fulfil CDA’s law and terms and conditions. These agro farms had been allotted for the cultivation of fruits, vegetable and poultry purpose.
The CDA chairman directed CDA magistrate to recover fine from the violators, whose cases for recovery of fine are under process. The CDA’s chief also issued directives for establishment of proper and effective monitoring system to keep strict vigilance and to discourage wedding ceremonies at the agro farms and other such functions. Chairman CDA was apprised during the meeting that in cases of non-development, a recovery of Rs 2 million on account of fine has been recovered from the owners of agro farms, while in case of fine against the illegal construction on the agro farms, Rs 17 million has been recovered.
He was informed that a committee comprises Building Control, Enforcement Directorate and CDA Magistrate has been constituted for carrying out operations against the violators of building by-laws, however, some of them have agreed to demolish illegal structures at their own. The official said that the CDA chairman asked the concerned officials if the owners show reluctance in demolishing of their illegal structures till Monday, then operation should be carried out to demolition these structures.