Islamabad—The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has failed to get possession of land acquired for developing new sectors due to the negligence of the civic body officials.

After approval of Islamabad Master Plan in 1960 CDA started acquiring land for different projects, schemes and sectors as per requirement.

CDA has so far acquired 74,480 acres and three marlas for sectors C-13, C-14, C-16, D-13, F-13, H-16, and I-17. Out of it over 55,581 acres of land has been utilized or in possession of CDA, while 18,898 acres are still in possession of the affectees.

According to sources, officers of Directorate of Enforcement and Directorate of Land are allegedly not interested in getting possession of the land from affectees who time to time get plots against the land sold to CDA and cash money against built-up property.

These officers allegedly get their share from the affectees and this practice is delaying development work in sector I-11, I-12. I-15, G-14 and other sectors multiplying sufferings of those who have been allotted plots in these sectors and waiting for possession letters to construct their houses.