Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has ordered an inquiry into the irregularities in Park Enclave Housing Scheme administered by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
Despite being launched in 2011, the project awaits completion even after 7 years. NAB issued a statement in this regard on Thursday. After receiving so many complaints regarding CDA not allotting the plots, the NAB chief has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
The statement stresses that CDA has received billions of rupees for plot allotment and the majority of these payments belong to people residing abroad.
As per the details, the development authority has expended millions of rupees on the advertisement for this project and received around Rs. 15 billion from the public. However, it dismally failed to complete the project on time. NAB called this act as a ‘serious joke with the public’ and ‘severe misuse of authority by the officials concerned.’
Park Enclave Housing Scheme
CDA is building this project in Zone IV of the capital in Kurri Village. It encompasses Lehtrar Road on the south, Islamabad Park and the rural peripheries squeezed between Murree Road on the north, and areas adjacent to Simly Road sprawling over to the end of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on the northeast.
The project is being constructed in two phases. Its phase two kickstarted in 2015 and is near completion. However, the issue of non-allotment of plots dates back many years.
The issue even made it to Supreme Court when the apex court took notice of the story published in a newspaper and sought a reply from the CDA officials in this regard.
As per the sources, the civic agency could not even give possession to the owners in the first phase when it announced to start the second one.