ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has requested the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to provide records of an agreement it signed with the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in 2007.
The agreement allowed DHA to acquire 1,500 kanals of land in Zone 5 in exchange for over 700 developed plots for CDA.
However, CDA has not received possession of the plots from DHA in the 14 years since the agreement was signed.
CDA had acquired the land in 1961 and 1964, with the intention of auctioning off the plots to generate funds for development work.
Despite including the plots as receivable assets in its annual budget, CDA has failed to obtain them from DHA.
FIA has launched an investigation into the matter based on a complaint by Dr. Shafiqur Rehman alleging that the 2007 agreement was void ab initio, unilateral and arbitrary.
FIA has requested the complete file, including the present legal status and possession of the 2,400 kanals specified in the questioned agreement.
Furthermore, FIA has asked CDA for its stance on state land held by Emar, a private developer. CDA formed a committee in June 2022 to visit DHA and prepare a report on the matter, but no tangible progress was made.
CDA has stated that it will provide complete details of the case to the FIA in response to its letter and take up the case with DHA to resolve issues of pending plots.
Furthermore, CDA’s 2019-20 budget documents indicate that concrete steps were required to be taken by concerned formations to materialize the pending plots.