ISLAMABAD: Residential scheme Jinnah Garden sponsored by chairperson Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has been declared illegal by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) while the high court has also issued stay order against this scheme.

In a public notice issued by director housing society CDA, Ashiq Ali Ghauri, it was said that lay out plan of Jinnah Garden phase-1 containing 1037 residential plots and measuring 1069 kanal area sponsored by Federal Employees Housing Society (FEHS) was approved on April, 26, 2006. An amended lay out plan containing 2776.29 kanal area was filed. Objection have been raised on the ownership of the land and proceedings are underway. As lay out plan has not been approved therefore, the sale and purchase of plots and development work in the housing schemes is illegal.

CFA has warned the general public against purchasing or selling the plots in the non approved Jinnah Garden phase-1 scheme. The society management has also been directed not to start any development work without obtaining NOC.

Federal board sources told chairperson Shaheen Khan had released funds amounting to Rs 260 million for Jinnah garden scheme without inviting tenders. Overall 750 million rupees have been allocated for this scheme.

Some employees have obtained stay order from Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench against the investment made in the society out of employees fund. Despite the stay order, the chairperson Federal Board has got the scheme inaugurated by federal education minister Sardar Asif Ahmad Ali.

Source: Online News