In a significant development, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has formed an agreement with sector C-16 residents, offering them a Built-up Property Award (BuP) for their properties within the next two months. The agreement was reached during a meeting between local landowners, led by former Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Anjum Aqeel Khan, and CDA officials at the agency’s headquarters.
Agreement with Sector C-16 Residents Highlights
During the meeting, both parties agreed that the CDA would announce the pending BuP Award for the C-16 sector within two months. This agreement with sector C-16 residents aims to address the concerns of local residents and provide clarity regarding their property compensation.
In a positive step towards cooperation, it was decided that the CDA would withdraw a recently lodged FIR against the local residents for hindering development work in the sector. This gesture underscores the importance of maintaining an environment of collaboration for the betterment of the area.
The CDA has committed to expeditiously complete the survey and measurement of houses in the C-16 sector. Within two months, the final BuP Award will be officially announced, providing much-needed clarity to the affected residents.
Allotment of Plots in Lieu of Built-up Properties
As part of the agreement, local residents who own built-up properties will be offered plots in sectors C-16 or C-15 in exchange for their properties. The CDA has pledged to issue allotment letters within four months, ensuring a smooth transition for the affected individuals.
The CDA will announce the BuP Award after obtaining endorsement from a committee of local residents, reinforcing the transparency and fairness of the process.
To ensure fairness, the CDA has established that a five-marla plot will be allotted for every 300-square-foot covered area, providing equitable compensation to the affected individuals.
The C-16 sector was acquired by the CDA in 2008 under the land-sharing policy, entitling locals to one kanal of developed land for every four kanals acquired. In addition to land, compensation for BuP cases is an essential component of the agreement.
Ensuring Transparency and Genuineness
To maintain the credibility and transparency of the BuP Award process, sources have highlighted the significance of adhering to established rules. Utility connections and voter lists are considered crucial tools for verifying the genuineness of property claims, thereby preventing any fraudulent claims or disputes.
In a press release, the CDA emphasized the need for meticulous attention to detail, especially due to the construction of new structures in the C-16 sector. This approach is aimed at avoiding any potential loss to the CDA’s exchequer while ensuring that original residents receive their rights with due respect.
An official involved in the agreement process stated, “There should be no loss to the exchequer, and no injustice to the original locals. All genuine people should be given their rights respectfully.”
The agreement between the CDA and local residents of the C-16 sector marks a significant step towards resolving property compensation issues and facilitating the development of the area. The commitment to transparency and cooperation is expected to benefit both parties involved.