ISLAMABAD – A parliamentary panel on Cabinet Secretariat has expressed concerns over the delaying tactics of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in implementing the NA Standing Committee recommendations.

The panel constituted a sub-committee under the chair of MNA Pervez Khan to dig out the matter of allotment of an industrial plot for Ilyas Cold Storage in I-11/1. The applications for allotment of the industrial plot were first welcomed during 1988 without open auction. As per record presented before the committee by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) official once the plot was allotted to an applicant. But the allotment was cancelled by the chairman as the matter was contrary to the rules and regulations.

It is important to note here that the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has also ordered the CDA board to solve the matter as per bylaws of the authority. The board also conducted several meetings to solve the issue but due to some lacunas it was not solved and currently the matter is with NAB, IHC and now a sub-committee also constituted to over see the reasons of delaying in the allotment.

Meanwhile, the counsel of the applicant informed the committee that his applicant has an allotment letter with him that says the same plot was allotted to some other party on same terms and conditions. He expressed concerns that why his applicant’s application was rejected?

The standing committee further took up the issue of the approved project by the CDA board for decent transport system in Islamabad. The committee also handed this matter to the constituted sub-committee.

The Chairman CDA briefed the committee that he has no knowledge why the project was not implemented despite approval of the board.

Secretary Information Public Transport Association and CEO Hino Pak Islamabad told the committee the bid for transport facilities was issued to him but the decision of the board was not implemented yet after two-and-a-half years of the approval of the project.