Encroachments in Capital; IHC issued written order

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued written order directing Capital Development Authority (CDA) to remove illegal encroachments in form of illegal bus stops and others from the green belts and footpaths of the capital.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui passed three pages written order in a plea moved by Islamabad Transport Owners and Passengers Welfare Association pointing out illegal bus stands in the green belt area of Faizabad.

The bench directed civic body to submit its compliance report within seven days in this matter.

The IHC bench further directed the officials of CDA to launch a comprehensive drive for removal of encroachments without any favor to the influential.

The court while initiating contempt of court proceedings against Ali Sufian Director Municipal Administration CDA over misleading the court on the ground reality of the case, issued Show Cause Notice to him.

It was further directed that a magistrate should personally conduct a survey regarding encroachments and submit a report by October 4 before the court.