Islamabad: According to news reports, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) deemed 58 brick kilns in Sector H-16 and H-17 to be illegal on Thursday (October 7). Under the Regulations 1962 (Restriction on Brick Kilns) and Industrial Regulation Ordinance pertaining to the ban of brick kilns in residential zones, CDA Director Land Afnan Alam made the judgement.
After the Enforcement Directorate enquired about the mushroom development of kilns in the H-16 and H-17 sectors, the kiln ban was implemented. Revenue officers conducted inspections and surveys after that.
The owners of the brick kilns, on the other hand, were granted a petition hearing by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The most recent ruling follows a hearing with the complaint and CDA officials, who determined that the kilns in question are illegal and must be dismantled.
It’s worth noting that CDA bought Sectors H-16 and H-17 in 2008, but it doesn’t fully own the land because the dues haven’t been paid in time to start the construction process.