CDA Demolishes Centaurus Mall’s Structures on Rs 20 Billion Worth of Land

Capital Development Authority and Centaurus Mall came face-to-face on Wednesday as CDA recovered impinged land from the mall. Approximately, 15 acres of land worth Rs. 20 billion was recovered by the Authority.

Read More: Fire Erupts Inside The Centaurus Mall Islamabad

Centaurus vs CDA

The surroundings of Centaurus turned to dust when CDA teams started their operation. CDA Member Khushal Khan supervised the whole operation as CDA teams continued their work.

Things didn’t go smooth as the teams working to clear the area faced resistance. Centaurus Mall’s employees started to throw stones on workers at the site in attempts to halt CDA’s exertion.

The process faced minor delays as Centaurus’ employees continued their resistance. According to CDA reports, three people were injured during the protest that includes two policemen and one CDA employee.

No Response to Notices 

CDA authorities say that multiple notices were issued to the Mall’s authorities about clearing the illegally occupied land but they didn’t bother to reply.

Two complexes, residential and office, were built on the land containing a total of 550 rooms before they were reduced to dust. Furthermore, a 24-hour notice was also issued before the operation began.

Fences, barriers and containers are also being removed as the operation is on its way.

Director Building Control Section, Director Enforcement, Director Public Relations, Director Market and Roads Maintenance, Assistant Commissioner Islamabad Dr. Faisal and Director Urban Planning were also present as the land was being cleared of occupants.

Arrests Made

CDA says that Police has arrested three employees of the mall who were allegedly involved in injuring the CDA and Police officials.

Furthermore Sheikh Ansar, Chairman CDA and Mayor Islamabad, has vowed to clear any illegally occupied areas and restore the beauty of the capital.

Via: The Nation

  • Ghareeeb Ki Basti Uajaaar Di

    • Saqi

      Centaurus mall walay kab se ghareeb ho gye? ?

      • Ghazanfar A. Khan

        that was a click bait comment. Recognize this person and don’t respond to him thoughtlessly :)

        • Originative

          and yet you did :)

  • Saqi

    Great work

  • Fareed

    Now let’s see when the Federal government will be able to recover illegally developed land at Margalla Hills National Park by the Monal and Montana restaturants.

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    • S78

      irrelevant to topic

  • Atif

    its good to see law taking its course but to expect that CDA has done it all on honest aspirations is too good to be true. The most probable cause might have been that they didn’t provide enough Bhatta to CDA pigs on time. You keep filling their mouths with extortion money, bribes and you can go and literally rape the capital city. They won’t bother. Just look around the city, it is littered with filth. Rairi walas and stalls, fruit sellers and all sort of encroachers have reduced this city to a junk yard but yet you won’t see any action against these morons. Enormous of money is paid for Chairman CDA slot, why? Because you can make billions there. G-12, F-12, E-12 is all occupied by drug dealers, smugglers and all sort of people, why can’t CDA take action? This is a joke of an administration.

    • Absolutely correct

    • Wolverine

      They did this in whole city this time. Don’t try to be Mubashir Luqman. Sometimes we have to appreciate our institutions. So what are you saying that none of them was paying bhatta to CDA?
      Ghalat krein sahi krein galiyan hi dena Pakistaniyo….

      • Atif

        Oh really? Where in whole city? At times I feel its our complacency with these thugs which never lets improve things.

  • Owaiis

    CDA has done the right thing. Centaurus Mall or the elite class is not above the law.

  • It is great work by CDA. There is saying ke Tum kisi baray chor ko pakr lo tu chotay khud hi seedhay ho jatay hain. They have Set a great example. And on lighter note, Pindi boys ki bad-dua lagi hy jn pr inhon ne entry fee lagai thi :D

  • Now are we talking Bayebay.. I mean this is great. This stuff never normally happen in our country. The big offenders never come under fire. Specially anyone with a bit of power tries to act as qabza mafia.
    This was great step and CDA should continue this in all areas of city. Should deal with all the illegal acquisitions of land.

  • Eli Ehsan

    can’taurus hogaya ye to……

  • Zahid

    Where was CDA at the time when the land was being occupied illegally??

  • Same has been done with Saudi pak, ISE..

  • Muhammad R. Abdullah

    Good job CDA keepnup the same pace and remove every single illegal property keeping political revenges out of the way and make us proud!!!

  • Faheem Ahmed

    great work now they should force them to not take entry fee

  • jab ban rha tha tab CDA kidhtr tha?

    • Moon Pbc

      PPP k qabza main tha CDA abhi Danda koi aur aur kisi aur tareeka say day raha hai