Islamabad: According to press reports, Federal Planning Minister Asad Umar declared on Wednesday (November 3) that the federal government has ended compulsory property acquisition in the capital territory under the CDA Act 1960. CDA will no longer be able to use the forced land acquisition policy to get low-cost land from people as a result of the ruling.

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According to the facts, the new decision will have an impact on the development of eight planned sectors in the unacquired I-Zone: D-14, D-15, E-14, E-15, H-13, H-14, H-15, and H-17. CDA has developed 24 sectors and purchased land for seven new sectors since its inception in 1960, but has yet to award built-up property (BuP) awards for any of them.

Sectors D-13, E-13, F-13, C-13, C-16, I-17, and H-16 were all given awards by the cabinet to finish development work. Following the judgement, the CDA will pay affected landowners market rates for their property. In addition, a special committee will be constituted, chaired by a retired judge, to hear land acquisition plaintiffs’ challenges and issue a decision within 90 days.

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Similarly, the cabinet requested that the CDA implement its ordinances in Zone-eight I’s sectors to prevent the spread of unauthorised housing developments. It’s worth noting that the CDA and the Federal Government Employee Housing Authority (FGEHA) had previously purchased houses from tenants at extremely low prices, then established a plan to redevelop them.

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