After approaching the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration for receiving complete record about the land of sectors E-13, F-13 and D-13 a few days ago, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) now believes the process is likely to take six months for its completion and from then on, it will start acquiring land from their owners for the development of these sectors.

“We have written to the ICT land and revenue department for furnishing complete record about the land of E-13, F-13 and D-13 the development of which is planned by CDA. We will get the sought-after information by March next year. Once this happens, we will start acquiring land from the owners before starting development work there”, a senior official of the CDA informed this reporter Friday.

The land acquisition would be made in strict compliance with the new land sharing formula recently approved for Islamabad by an inter-ministerial committee of the cabinet, he said.The official informed the CDA deputy commissioner, after examining the land record, would decide the rates of the land to be acquired in these new sectors by the civic body. “We will offer market price of the land to its owners,” he said. According to him, one possessing the land in E-13, F-13 and D-13 will have two options – receive market price of his/her land or get a residential plot in the same sector he/she occupies the land.

Those holding the Shamlat land (common land) would receive the possession of their land and then on, the CDA would acquire land from them against market rate, he added.

Under the rules that bind it to acquire at least 8,000 kanals in a sector to be developed, the CDA would purchase a total of 24,000 kanals land in these three sectors, he said.

Source: The Post