Islamabad - The Supreme Court Tuesday summoned chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) over blockade of roads in different places of Islamabad today (Wednesday).

A two-member bench was hearing a suo moto case on blockage of roads by some foreign missions in the federal capital. The court noted that the case has been going on from sometime but it appears that the CDA is either disinclined or submitting to the unlawful pressure of various parties and as a consequence not doing its job of removing the encroachments.

The court was informed that there are 216 blockades on public ways. During the hearing the bench wanted to direct the CDA to remove the encroachment by today (Wednesday).

However, the CDA counsel informed the bench it could not be done so. The court, therefore, ordered: “Let the CDA chairman come tomorrow (Wednesday) and inform us why such encroachments have not been removed.”

The hearing was deferred till today.