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Saturday, July 28, 2012
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ISLAMABAD: Transparency International Pakistan has asked the Capital Development Authority to explain why prime location plots in its Park Enclave Project have been allotted to politicians and other influential personalities.

 

The TIP has inquired from the chairman CDA that CDA collected approx Rs2 billion from Park Enclave but utilised it on other projects and administrative expenses and has therefore delayed the project.

 

Transparency International Pakistan had received a complaint against CDA project, “Park Enclave” and the complainant has alleged that:

 

1. CDA launched Park Enclave right at the time when Bahria Town launched its Bahria Enclave project. CDA set a price Rs12 million per plot compared to Rs6 million of Bahria Enclave. A key reason of CDA for charging double the price was a number of features and an attractive layout plan offered in the brochure and the website.

 

2. CDA had committed to hand over the plot in 18 months, however even after a lapse of one year it has not carried out any development activity in the Park Enclave.

 

3. CDA collected approximately Rs2 billion from Park Enclave but utilised it on other projects and administrative expenses of CDA. Now, after a lapse of one year, CDA has changed the layout plan unilaterally and most of the attractive features have been omitted.

 

4. CDA has allotted (through fixed balloting) all the prime location plots to politicians and other influential personalities including a journalist and rest of the applicants have been thrown in depression and in a land across the nullah (which was not in the original plan).

 

The chairman CDA has been requested to look into the matter and if found correct/genuine, take necessary action under the law in benefit of the citizens, and respond to TIP also.